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Investment in Research Saves Lives and Money

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    • “Knowing that his disease had a high cure rate, Ben Dacus felt a sense of security at a time of great uncertainty. In 1988 he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. Strangely…  
    • Willena is 75 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago Her daughter and primary caregiver, Wanda
      “Willena is 75 and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease five years ago. Her daughter and primary caregiver, Wanda Richardson, believes that her mother went undiagnosed for at least 15 years…  
    • Laser treatments save up to $1.6 billion per year through prevention and treatment of blindness in diabetics.  
    • “Sherri Selph was 41 when she was first diagnosed with second-stage congestive heart failure. However, her rapidly diminishing health led to a diagnosis of end-stage heart disease. A heart transplant…  
    • A drug for testicular cancer that cost an estimated $56 million to develop led to a sharp increase in survival rate and an annual return of $166 million in treatment…  
    • By the time the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are apparent, as much as 80% of dopamine-producing cells have been damaged.  
    • Diabetes consumes 25% of Medicare’s annual budget.  
    • 65% of Americans will have some form of cardiovascular disease by retirement age.  
    • In 2003, heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease cost an estimated $771 billion.