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Cancer Therapeutics Receive Massive Funding

A disease that has infamously made its way into our lives, cancer is a name that not many people are unfamiliar with. Also known as malignancy, there are several known kinds of cancer that have plagued human life.

This is why people have been trying for years to come up with a way to cure cancer. There are many innovative ways being developed to diagnose and treat cancer patients quickly and efficiently. The success of the newer cancer therapeutics relies massively on the funding they get from companies like Horizon Discovery, which have dedicated themselves to the improvement of the healthcare sector.

A Brief Introduction to Cancer Treatment

An early diagnosis is absolutely essential to the curing process of a patient with cancer, due to the fact that the quicker this disease is diagnosed, the better are the chances of curing it. Specific types of cancer are detected quite easily through self-examination or various other methods of screening done prior to the symptoms becoming completely obvious. In most cases, an apparent tumor, once detected, is thereafter swiftly diagnosed. However, in other instances, a patient may visit the doctor for another illness or medical condition, and end up being diagnosed with cancer.

Once diagnosed, the patient goes through some very tough treatment processes. Chemotherapy is usually enough to treat a patient of cancer, provided that the disease hasn’t progressed into a much further state. Even though this is the easier treatment method, chemotherapy takes a huge hit on the patient’s body. Radiation therapy, which is the method used to take out more mature tumors is much more rattling than chemotherapy.

This is why people are trying to invent newer ways of beating cancer, so that the patient’s lives can be saved without giving them some other, at times permanent, problems to live with.

Funding for Cancer Therapeutics

The challenges that come with curing cancer increase by the day as cancer therapeutics gear up to fight these challenges and make the cure for cancer possible. Recently, with the intention of developing next gen molecular cancer therapeutics, an international life science company Horizon Discovery gave away £10 million.

This massive funding received by cancer therapeutics was made with Horizon Discovery’s decision to double the size of its Cambridge headquarters. By doing so, the company has ensured that as many as 230 new jobs have been created at the headquarters. Thus, the company has not only ensured that the development of new treatments for cancer continue, it has also helped a lot of people get new jobs.

A world leader in gene editing and innovation of personalized medicines, Horizon vouched to delve deeper into breakthroughs in oncology. The new massive £10-million funding that cancer therapeutics has received will run its course for a span of two years.

It’s companies like this that are a massive help for the development of cancer therapeutics in our time. We may not have a cure for cancer just yet, but we are surely much more capable of dealing with the disease than we were just some years ago. If companies like Horizon keep funding the development of cancer treatment methods, we might soon get the ultimate solution to beat the disease once and for all. 

 

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