A new non-profit advocacy corporation, New Cures for Cancers, announces its launch and the opening of its website, www.newcurescancers.org. The mission of the organization is to give cancer patients and their families and friends a podium to tell their stories and to demand judicial and legislative advocacy to motivate new diagnostics, personalized medicines and drugs to treat cancer.
One goal of the organization is to change the law currently applied by the U.S. Supreme Court that has caused the invalidation of every patent on personalized diagnostics since 2012. Without patents protection for their investments, companies will not be interested in the personalized diagnostics field. Another goal is to change the U.S. Supreme Court law that isolated natural products are not eligible for patent protection, because isolated natural products have played a major role in extending and saving the lives of cancer patients.
A third goal is to counterbalance the narrative of the ACLU and other organizations that the only goal of pharmaceutical drug advocacy is drug pricing. The price of the drug or the diagnostic doesn’t matter if it has not been invented. The major advocacy now ongoing about drug prices and “access to medicine” misses the point: our first goal is to demand laws that motivate new and effective diagnostics, personalized medicines and cancer drugs. The details of marketing and pricing don’t come until years later.
Ms. Sherry Knowles founded New Cures for Cancers after promising herself that if she made it through breast cancer, she would do everything possible to help cancer patients and their families. In 2019, the American Cancer Society estimates that 1,762,450 Americans will be newly diagnosed with cancer. The American Cancer Society estimates that 606,800 Americans will die of cancer. Men have a 39.66% chance of developing cancer in their lifetime and women have a 37.65% chance of getting cancer. Only 67% of people who have cancer will survive for 5 years. These cancer patients and their families and friends need a direct vehicle for advocacy to make their voices heard. And they need to be able to break through false narratives and force progress to create new diagnostics, personalized medicines and drugs.
About New Cures for Cancers
To inspire and influence advocacy, New Cures for Cancers is committed to educating Americans on what the federal courts are doing to decrease protection for medical innovation, and what Congress needs to do.
If you have or have had cancer, or are a family member or friend of someone with cancer, please Get Involved!