Seriously ill cancer patients are being given one last chance of life at a new centre that offers experimental treatments. The unit at Bart's Hospital in London hopes to fast-track new medicines by testing drugs on patients who are no longer responding to conventional therapies. Human Guinea Pigs To Find Cancer Cure - Yahoo! News UK I'm not sure I like the characterisation, because unlike Guinea Pigs the consent is (theoretically) informed. Overall, I'm in favour, but this is a strand of medical research that I have mixed feelings about.