There has been a war thundering on for centuries, involving generations of persons. Its casualties lie in the death of tens of millions currently and though there is hope on the horizon, the war continues. This is not the scariest part to us, but the battle is ongoing in every human and a loss to this enemy can sneak up on you. The ill-prepared usually fall to this monster, known as Cancer.
On this World Cancer day, ProductLife Group, represented by the people who make up the company would like to sympathise with all who were touched by this disease, directly and indirectly. We beseech all to be aware and get tested regularly as early detection and treatment save lives.
Within the same breath, we believe this disease can be dealt with and it starts with the partnership of the drug companies carrying out Clinical Trials, the patients, and partners like PLG.
ProductLife Group remains vigilant in its commitment to supporting our partners with their Innovative new therapies, MedTech allowing earlier detection and other solutions to bring about the end of this war.
World Cancer Day aims to prevent millions of deaths each year by raising awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.
Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide (1) and casualties of this battle cost us nearly 10 million deaths in 2020. The most common types of cancer include breast, lung, colorectal, prostate, skin (non-melanoma), and stomach.
The leading causes of cancer deaths are lung, colorectal, liver, stomach, and breast. Some 400,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and the most common type varies by country.
Cancer occurs from the transformation of normal cells into tumor cells and is caused by genetic factors and external agents such as physical, chemical, and biological carcinogens ( talking about genetics as well as epigenetics).
The risk factors include smoking, alcohol consumption, poor diet, lack of physical activity, and air pollution. Chronic infections such as those caused by Helicobacter pylori, HPV, hepatitis B, hepatitis C viruses, and Epstein Barr (2) are also risk factors.
#Reducing Cancer Burden: The Importance of Risk Factor Awareness and Early Detection
Around 30-50% of cancers can be prevented by avoiding risk factors and applying evidence-based preventive strategies. Early detection and appropriate treatment can also reduce the burden of cancer.
#How PLG can Help:
PLG is committed to supporting its partners in the fight against cancer by encouraging oncology clinical studies and collaborating with pharmaceutical firms investigating innovative new therapeutic technologies and Investigational medicinal products.
ProductLife Group has recently launched its Research and Innovation division focusing on working with start-up companies, many of which are developing anti-cancer treatments. If you’re a pharmaceutical, Biotech, or MedTech start-up company looking to make a dent in this killer of a disease or any other disease, please reach out to us and learn how we can support you: https://www.productlifegroup.com/contact/
- https://www.who.int/fr #World Health Organization
- https://www.iarc.who.int/ #the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC)