Guideline about Cancer

91% of people say it is very or somewhat important that the federal government should dedicate substantial funding to diagnose, prevent, and treat cancer.

92% think cancer drugs cost too much, and most believe the government should take actions to make them more affordable, including allowing Medicare to directly negotiate prices with prescription drug makers; speeding up US Food and Drug Administration approvals of generic versions of cancer treatments; regulating the price of cancer drugs to help lower costs; and making it legal for US residents to buy cancer drugs from pharmacies in other countries.

Overall, those who completed the survey expressed optimism and confidence about the long-term outlook for cancer. Seventy-nine percent thought most cancers would be curable within 50 years.