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Leap 04

Prevent and cure cancer

What if?

What if every woman had access to a breast cancer vaccine? What if next-generation therapies could target some of the most resistant types of cancer and brain tumors?

Health impacts

Our projections suggest that developing a cure for cancer could save more than 400 million WALYs over the next thirty years. In essence, curing cancer would allow for future patients to experience 400 million years lived in full wellbeing that would otherwise be lost. Included in these estimates are upwards of 320 million lives that could be saved by discovering successful methods to prevent, treat, and cure cancer.




Cure cancer (Global)

361.02

WALY per 100.000 individuals

Community impacts

Compared to healthy counterparts, partners of patients with cancer lose approximately 0.02 WALYs they could have otherwise experienced. This is roughly 50% of the wellbeing burden experienced by cancer patients themselves. Among female partners, this rises to almost 70% of the wellbeing burden experienced by patients.




Cure cancer (Partner burden male global)

15.65

Cure cancer (Partner burden female global )

21.91

WALY per 100.000 individuals

Stability impacts

Compared to healthy counterparts, partners of patients with cancer lose approximately 0.02 WALYs they could have otherwise experienced. This is roughly 50% of the wellbeing burden experienced by cancer patients themselves. Among female partners, this rises to almost 70% of the wellbeing burden experienced by patients.




Lift economic burden of cancer (Spain)

363.67

Lift economic burden of cancer (UK)

131.95

WALY per 100.000 individuals