As cancer incidence and related healthcare costs continue to grow, we are presented with challenges that will require new ideas, new solutions and renewed focus.
Veterans are most frequently diagnosed with five cancers: prostate, lung and bronchial, colorectal, urinary and bladder cancers, and skin melanomas. While this is similar to that for Americans as a whole, our service members are disproportionately affected by some, including prostate and lung cancer. To address this, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is calling for collaboration towards national partnership-based solutions for cancer research.
As an invited partner in the ‘Launch Pad: Pathways to Cancer InnoVAtion’ event, Philips brings strength in connected health technologies and improved access to care through a long-standing, collaborative relationship with the U.S. Military and the VA. We know that protecting the independence and health of our veterans requires overcoming significant challenges, which can’t be solved by one single person or organization.