Liberty Alum touts "Right to Try " Act

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ7) A graduate of Liberty University says the "Right to Try" Act has helped in her fight against bone cancer.

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And a local congressman says he is encouraged others will benefit as well.

Natalie Harp recently spoke of her experience during an appearance with President Trump at a conference in Washington.

The President signed the legislation that allows patients with terminal illnesses to access experimental treatments.

Ninth District Congressman Morgan Griffith co-sponsored the legislation.

"If you're facing dire consequences you ought to be able to go out and try something new even if it hasn't been fully tested," Griffith said in an interview, "as long as you understand it hasn't been fully tested, and the consequences may be significantly as good or bad as you could expect."

Griffith sits on a subcommittee with oversight on the issue, and says he will be looking for ways to improve the law.