Silver Book Fact

According to the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, researchers are currently working on 646 medicines for cancer. All are either in clinical trials or under FDA review. They include 96 for lung cancer, 79 for breast cancer, 66 for colorectal cancer, and 79 for prostate cancer. Other medicines target brain, kidney, ovarian, pancreatic, skin, and other cancers. Companies are also working on medicines to improve quality of life for those with cancer.

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