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Innovation
01.28.10

Principle 2 states that:

“Continuing innovation is critical to the early diagnosis and the more effective and safer treatment of the vast majority of patients with cancer.”
Specifically:

  • We are in full support of the tenets of the 21st Century Cancer ALERT Act and other federal initiatives that support and encourage research.

  • We believe in the importance of new and better tests to ensure the early diagnosis of all clinically significant forms of cancer.

  • We believe a deep, diverse pipeline of new and better treatments will lead to better outcomes and a better quality of life for all patients.
  • We believe in full funding of legislation that promotes and encourages drug and biomarker research and development intended to bring new options for patients in need.

Click here to read the original Cancer Patient Statement of Principles in full.


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