The drug companies that make chemo drugs offer two ways to cut the cost of chemotherapy: clinical trials and patient assistance programs. Clinical trials are the tests companies run to assess new drugs and drug regimens against established drugs. If you participate in a clinical trial, it is one way to get chemo drugs for free or reduced cost.
Drug companies also run programs called Patient Assistance programs, also called indigent patient programs, which have been developed to assist low-income, high-need families get started on a chemo program. Each requires an application with demonstration of need. You can start by contacting these companies:
Bristol Myers Squibb
Eli Lilly Patient Assistance Lillly Cares Program