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Battling Cancer

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Innovations driving the war on cancer

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and the number of new cases is expected to rise by about 70 percent over the next two decades.[1] In the U.S., more than half a million people die from cancer which claims one of every four deaths, making it the second leading cause of death after heart disease, according to Centers for Disease Control. As more cancer drugs are approved in the U.S. than anywhere else, it is no wonder that it also pays the highest bills for cancer drugs.[2] Having reached $100 billion in annual sales, the global market for cancer drugs could reach $147 billion by 2018.[3] Meanwhile, the cost per month for a new cancer drug has jumped 40 percent to nearly $6,000, over the past decade.[4] However you look at it, cancer drugs and innovations in the pipeline are creating significant opportunities in the pharmaceutical and biotech sectors. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
45.0% Biotech 37.7%
20.2% Amgen Inc. AMGN 18.0%
17.1% Celgene Corporation CELG 32.7%
4.4% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
2.6% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
0.7% 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
28.2% Large Pharma 1.8%
14.4% Bristol-Myers Squibb Company BMY 0.6%
13.7% 8xxxxxxx 8x 8xx 88.8%
14.3% Medical Equipment 17.3%
11.3% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xx 88.8%
1.1% 8xxxx 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
1.1% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
0.8% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
6.9% Life Science Equipment 74.2%
2.0% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 88.8%
1.9% 8xxxxxxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xx 8xx 88.8%
1.8% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
1.2% 8xxxxx 8xxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
3.7% Specialty Pharma 43.5%
1.8% 8xxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx --
1.0% 8xxxxxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
0.9% 8xxxx 8xxxxxxxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
1.2% Medical Devices 73.4%
1.2% 8xx 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%
0.8% Generic Pharma 44.4%
0.8% 8xxxxxx 8xxx 8xxx 88.8%

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