While the oncology community is large, Jazz focuses on smaller groups of people facing unique challenges and difficult odds, such as those living with small cell lung cancer (SCLC). In the U.S., approximately 13 percent of lung cancers are small cell and nearly 30,000 new cases of SCLC are recorded in the U.S. every year.
Those who have recently heard the words ’you have cancer’ or ’we need to start you on a treatment regimen right away’ may have experienced overwhelming feelings around the extensive list of possible side effects from treatment.
There were approximately 17-18 million new cancer cases diagnosed worldwide in 2018, of which about 7% – or 1.2 million people – were blood cancers. While tremendous progress in the treatment of these cancers has been made and survival rates for common blood cancers have consistently improved over time, there is still work to be done. Certain blood cancers, like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and lymphoblastic lymphoma (LBL), can be more difficult to treat because they are rare and have a more aggressive nature.
Every three minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Fast-growing blood cancers like acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) and acute myeloid leukemia (AML) can become life-threatening if left untreated because they can quickly spread to other parts of the body, including the brain and spinal cord. Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) can provide an important option in improving outcomes for appropriate patients.
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