why we care

“In the next five years, you or someone you  love may be diagnosed with an incurable disease. The outcome depends on what we do between now and then.”

Dr. Camillo Ricordi
Founding President of The Cure Alliance

TODAY IN AMERICA

• 1 in 3 women get cancer
• 1 in 8 women get breast cancer
• 1 in 2 men get cancer
• 1 in 6 men get prostate cancer
• 1 in 4 Americans die of cancer
• 1 in 55 boys get autism
• 5M Americans have Alzheimer’s
• 23.5M Americans have an auto-immune disease (MS, ALS, lupus, etc.)
• 40% of Americans will get diabetes
• 133M Americans have a chronic or disabling disease

AROUND THE WORLD

• 14M people each year learn they have cancer; 8M each year die from it
• 388M people will die of a chronic disease in the next ten years, half under age 70
• 231M people worldwide have diabetes

EVERY 7 SECONDS

• Someone in the world dies of a diabetes-related illness

Shelley Ross, president of the Cure Alliance, asks FDA to role back regulations

YOUR CURE ALLIANCE AT WORK

Cure Alliance President Shelley Ross Asks FDA to Eliminate Restrictions on Breast Cancer Reconstruction from New Guidelines on Fat Transfer Thank you for the invitation to speak today as president of The Cure Alliance, a non-profit group of leading translational researchers, surgeons, innovators and those

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How much of these $50 crystal earrings goes to breast cancer causes? Zero.

Please Think Before You Go Pink

It’s my least favorite time of year: October and its onslaught of pink ribbons, the great con on the American public who believe  by buying “pink” products they are advocating in the fight against breast cancer. I have earned the right to protest as a

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Heidi Williams

Fixing Patent Laws to Cure Disease? Why, It’s Genius!

MIT Economist Heidi Williams Wins MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant for Exposing Invisible Barriers to Cures Since its creation, The Cure Alliance has pointed to the need to reform patent laws as a key barrier to curing disease.  We have exposed the three-year backlog in the

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