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Canadian Pharmacy Drugstore Supports “War on Cancer”

Friday 6 January 2012 - Filed under Canadian Drugstore + Canadian Pharmacy

Since the enactment in Congress of the National Cancer Act, study has accomplished marvelous improvement in fighting the world’s leading life threat, cancer. The development of highly effective Canadian prescription drugs played a big role.

“Back at that time point, cancer essentially was a death sentence,” said Dr. Raymond N. DuBois Jr., provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
“That’s no longer the case, however, thanks to advances in early detection, improved therapies and a better understanding of the genetics driving different forms of cancer,” he said.

“Forty years ago, fewer than one-third of patients with a diagnosis of cancer lived five years. Almost no children with a diagnosis of the most common form of childhood cancer, acute leukemia, lived [that long],” said Dana-Farber president Dr. Edward Benz Jr. “In 2011, nearly 90 percent of children diagnosed with acute leukemia will be cured and nearly two-thirds of all people diagnosed with cancer will live at least five years.”

Dubois added, “We are doing molecular fingerprinting of each individual tumor and, although we’re not using that right now to direct cancer care, the idea is once we have that information we will be able to use it to figure out exactly which treatments a patient needs so they’re not being given unnecessary treatment. And the treatment they do get is going to be much more effective on the first round of therapy when it really makes the biggest difference.”

“If you look over the past 40 years, on some fronts we’ve actually been winning and on some fronts we’re losing terribly,” said Brawley. “We are our own worst enemy in terms of battling cancer with tobacco control, diet and exercise and getting everybody adequate preventive screening and treatment.”

“In excess of 200,000 of the 500,000 lives that will be lost from cancer this year could have been avoided if we simply adopted all the cancer-control technologies that we’ve learned over the last 40 years,” he added. With this, the option to buy Nexavar for liver cancer can be minimized if not totally eliminated.

“Cancer therapies are also becoming increasingly complicated and expensive at a time when the trend in health care and in support for cancer research is going down,” added Benz. “I worry that we’re going to see increasing disparities as cancer and personalized medicine becomes more complicated and expensive. It will be harder and harder to offer it to everybody who needs it.”

“It’s been a huge evolution since 1971,” said DuBois. “It’s just incredible.” Not to mention, developments on medications have greatly flooded Canada pharmacies.

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