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Cancer diseases

Cancer research and the development of new treatments are Orion’s key operations. An increasing understanding of various types of cancer creates new opportunities for better treatments.

Cancer touches almost all of us, either personally or through people we know and care for. Experiencing cancer is a devastating and life changing experience. Improving the lives of these patients through research has been within the focus of Orion for years. The importance of new treatments cannot be overstated: with ageing population and longer life expectancy, cancer is and will remain a major burden for patients and their loved ones as well as for the healthcare systems around the world.

Cure from cancer has become a reality for certain cancers already now and the better treatments can allow also living with cancer for longer duration.

Finding treatments that can cure advanced cancers has been challenging for a long time, as cancer as a disease is highly complex and transforms rapidly. However, promising results have been seen also for certain advanced cancers in the recent years and feel strongly encouraged to continue the same development also for those areas where scientific advances are yet to be made.

We aim to develop better treatments for those patients that can improve their quality of life, extend their life expectancy and hopefully even cure cancer. Our focus in recent years has been within hormone-mediated cancers like prostate cancer, but in the future we hope to bring new treatments also for other patients suffering with cancer.