53 new cancer drugs in recent ten years
Over the past ten years, there are 53 new drugs against cancer come. On average, a patient suffers 3,4 months life extension, but this is not always accompanied by a good quality of life.
Researchers from Harvard University and the London School of Economics and Political Science found that drugs against breast cancer with 8.5 month extra lives are the most successful seem. Of the studied drugs, there are in total 22 the quality of life of a patient improve.
Researchers suggest, however, that it is wise to make a good consideration to make when applying medications. “Life extension will vary widely and this is often at the expense of the safety and quality of life of the patient.”
In many cases, it is uncertain how much life extension, a drug can actually offer. By the admission of a drug on the market is mostly considered to the time that the cancer does not return, and thus not to the ultimate survival rates.