#American Cancer Society reports #Cancer deaths have been decreasing over 20-year period

In Uncategorized by Ana Lloyd

American Cancer Society, World Orphan Drug Congress, mesothelioma, Shire, Pfizer, Idis, Compass American Cancer Society annual report released this week announced that Cancer-related deaths have been continuously going down over the past 20 years.

According to the report from last year, Cancer Statistics, 2011, the disease was responsible for over 500.000 deaths  in the US in 2011. You can access the report 2012 here.

It is important to note that rare cancers such as mesothelioma affects between 2,000 and 3,000 people per year, and it is deeply necessary to invest in clinical trials and development of technologies and researches in order to improve orphan drugs treatments.

World Orphan Drug Congress USA 2012 is North America’s largest orphan drug conference. The forum brings together the pharmaceutical business community to strategize about opportunities, challenges and solutions.

The most important stakeholders, pharmaceutical, biotechnology and regulation companies such as Shire, Pfizer, Idis, Compass will be part of this important three-day conference.

Check the agenda. Registration is available here.