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Glossary of Terms - Rare Diseases

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metastases—Secondary cancers that have spread from the primary or original cancer site.

New Report Shows Major Diseases Being Addressed With Over 230 Medicines in Development for Children

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Diagnosed with asthma at 14, Bettis went on to play football at the University of Notre Dame and had a stellar NFL career, playing with the St.

Diabetes - fighting the disease, saving lives

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Diabetes is one of a number of chronic conditions such as heart disease and cancers.

PhRMA Statement Regarding Puerto Rico Law 154

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Clinical studies of innovative new medicines are also important to the search for new treatments, and in 2008, U.S. scientists and researchers were conducting 21,795 studies to develop medicines targeting cancers, rare diseases, and other important conditions.

Clinical Trials Q&A: Improving the recruitment process by listening to patients

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4)      We think it is critical to have far more trials to meet the need of patients battling rare cancers, and for rare sarcomas and appendix cancer in particular, we want to see additional clinical trials.

Why Are Cancer Medicines Expensive?

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But what about the cost of medicines to treat those cancers.

Why Cross-Country Comparisons on Drug Prices are Misleading

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The 5-year survival rate for all cancers is 40 percent higher for men and 13 percent higher for women in the U.S. than in Europe.

Medicines in Development for Women Backgrounder

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The medicine targets cells that are overproducing HER2 (a cause of some breast cancers) and delivers a powerful chemotherapy agent to the tumor where it kills the cancer cells with limited treatment-related side effects.

Research & Hope Awards

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Vaccines are one of the most profound achievements of biomedical science and public health, resulting in the eradication of smallpox, near elimination of polio, rubella and measles, and the prevention of diseases like hepatitis A and B, pneumonia and some cancers caused by viruses.

How New Drugs Helping Millions Of Americans Live Longer Are Also Making Them Go Broke

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” For much of her career, Agar worked with cancer patients, and she saw them go through the struggle of trying to afford their medications first hand.

PhRMA Reports 836 Medicines and Vaccines in Development to Treat Cancer

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WASHINGTON  (September 10, 2015) — America’s biopharmaceutical research companies are currently working to develop 836 medicines and vaccines to treat a broad range of cancers, according to a new report released today by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) that highlights the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual Cancer Progress Report.

New Report: Past Drug Failures Help Create the War on Cancer’s Next Successes

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The report focuses on three cancers that are particularly difficult to treat: melanoma, lung cancer and brain cancer.

New Weapons in the Fight Against Multiple Myeloma

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“Of all the cancers, in terms of progress in the last 10 years, multiple myeloma is at the top of the list,” says S.

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