Statistical Insight on Some Common Cancers

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Cancer is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and one in every seven deaths is due to cancer. It has the worst incidence and mortality statistics. According to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), an estimated 14.1 million new cases of cancer occur with mortality of 8.2 million worldwide. There are more than 100 types of cancer, and this article discusses the statistics related to breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer and prostate cancer.

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The Business Cocktail

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ALCMI, ALCF and Scancell partner to evaluate SCIB2 cancer vaccine for NSCLC

Sun looks to unload Ohm Labs New Jersey plants in manufacturing consolidation

Takeda and Ovid join forces to co-develop Drug for Rare Pediatric Epilepsies

Guardant and MD Anderson collaborate for liquid biopsy deal

Glooko and Ascensia integrate their offerings to boost diabetes management

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The Business Cocktail

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Payers block Kaléo’s expensive EpiPen challenger

TC settlement clears Endo from pay-for-delay liability; Watson, Allergan charged

Amgen hikes prices by single digits, with Enbrel matching AbbVie’s Humira boost

Baxter paying $18M to settle federal case over sterile plant failings

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Science Events of the Year

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On 11 February, researchers announced that they had finally sensed the ripples in the structure of space-time known as gravitational waves — capping a decades-long quest.

A tumultuous US presidential campaign ended in a surprise victory for Republican businessman Donald Trump in November. Researchers struggled to understand how a Trump administration would treat science — in part, because it did not feature prominently on the campaign trail.

Representatives of a record 174 countries and the European Union gathered on Earth Day, 22 April, to sign the international climate agreement forged in Paris in December 2015.

In February, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared that clusters of birth defects linked to outbreaks of Zika virus in Brazil constituted a global public-health emergency.

In January, a computer program beat a world-class human player at the ancient game of Go for the first time. But the ultimate showdown was in March, when the artificial intelligence (AI), called AlphaGo, trounced Lee Sedol — one of the world’s top players.

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Notizia

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For Inflectra launch, Pfizer uses ‘hybrid model’ to home in on HCPs

US FDA approves Rubraca to treat advanced ovarian cancer

EMA approves MSD’s PD-1 therapy Keytruda to treat patients with NSCLC

Mylan launches authorized generic version of EpiPen

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US drug approvals plummet in 2016

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US drug approvals are on track to drop by more than half in 2016 compared to 2015. The agency had approved 19 new drugs this year as of 9 December, putting it on track for its lowest yearly tally since 2007. The decline is made more dramatic by 2015’s bumper crop of approvals.

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