Silver Book Fact

In the U.S., new cancer drugs have increased life expectancy at birth by 10.7%.

The Expanding Pharmaceutical Arsenal in the War on Cancer. Working Paper No. 10328 Web site. http://www.nber.org/papers/w10328. Published Feb. 2004

Reference

Title
The Expanding Pharmaceutical Arsenal in the War on Cancer
Publication
Working Paper No. 10328
Publisher
National Bureau of Economic Research
Publication Date
Published Feb. 2004
Authors
Lichtenberg, Frank R
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Human Value

Related Facts

  • Widespread use of telomerase inhibitors could result in a 50% cure rate and a 25% prolongation of life for 50% of eligible patients with solid tumors.  
  • Use of a monocolonal antibody with adjuvant chemotherapy in HER2+ individuals with operable cancer was associated with a 33 percent reduction in risk of death.  
  • Following the current path, the prostate cancer incidence rate will increase by 75.4% (786,000) between 2003 and 2023. If an alternative path is taken, there will be 21.5% (393,000) fewer…  
  • Based on cost-effectiveness consideration, the preferred screening method for colon cancer is a colonoscopy every 10 years after the age of 50.  
  • Decline in Cancer Death Rates in Men