Principle 1 states that:
“Prevention is the key to reducing the burden of cancer. We must support every reasonable attempt to encourage studies of cause and prevention to reduce the number of new cancer cases.”
- A study in the Journal of Clinical Oncology in 2009 projected that the number of new cases of cancer diagnosed each year would jump by 45 percent between 2009 and 2030.
- In multiple myeloma an even greater increase (57%) was projected, and we are already seeing increasing diagnoses in patients under age 65, including patients in their thirties, in what was once a “rare disease of the elderly.”
Click here to read the original Cancer Patient Statement of Principles in full.