Nearly 1,000 Medicines in Development to Help Patients in Their Fight Against Cancer

America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are testing 981 medicines and vaccines to fight the many types of cancer affecting millions of patients worldwide, according to a report released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA). These potential medicines, which are either in clinical trials or under review by the Food and Drug Administration, include 121 for lung cancer, 117 for lymphoma and 111 for breast cancer.

“Despite amazing strides in the ongoing battle against cancer, the many forms of this disease remain a major public health challenge for patients, their families, healthcare providers. Additionally, cancer is a burden on economies in the United States and throughout the world,” said PhRMA President and CEO John J. Castellani. “The ceaseless efforts of biopharmaceutical researchers in America have brought new and improved treatment to patients, providing options that didn’t exist before. This report reflects stories of remarkable science, individual perseverance and an unwavering commitment to patients.”

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Source: OBR Daily/PhRMA