World Cancer Day 4th February

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World Cancer Day 4th February

Posted on: February 4th, 2015 by BIOPharma-MEA No Comments

World Cancer Day – February 4, is a key date every year for all of the international cancer communities.

Globally, more people die from cancer than from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. Each year, 14.1 million people learn they have cancer, and 8.2 million people die from the disease worldwide.

The World Health Organization (WHO) projects that without immediate action, the global number of deaths from cancer will increase by nearly 80% by 2030, with most occurring in low- and middle-income countries. Research suggests that one-third of cancer deaths can be avoided through education, the dispelling of myths and misconceptions and addressing the known modifiable risk factors, which are known to cause cancers.

BIOPharma-MEA is committed to raise the awareness of cancer within our communities by disseminating information about cancer inside and outside our business. 

Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia “ CLL” is slow-growing disease and tends to grow more slowly. It is usually not curable with standard treatments, but depending on the stage and growth rate of the disease. Sometimes, these slow-growing lymphomas turn into a more aggressive type.

Follicular lymphomas “FL” are hard to cure. These lymphomas may not require treatment when they are first diagnosed. Instead, treatment may be delayed until the lymphoma is causing problems. Over time, about 1 in 3 follicular lymphomas turns into a fast-growing diffuse B-cell lymphoma. About 1 out of 5 lymphomas in the United States is follicular lymphoma.

BIOPharma-MEA is immensely proud of approaching CLL and FL patients by offering them new hope and better quality of life with Zydelig.

BIOPharma-MEA is mapping the next stages of its engagement in this therapeutic area through different aspects and strategies putting patients in heart of things.