Did you know?
Women’s health is an economic issue we can’t afford to ignore.
If we invest $40 million in lung cancer research focused on women, we get $611 million in returns to our economy.
Lung cancer research focused on women is more than good science, it’s a good investment, with a 1,200% return. We improve quality of life, reduce healthcare costs, add back millions in labor productivity and save 22,700 years of life.
When we add just $40 million for lung cancer research focused on women we get large returns:
Pays for itself 12× over.
Generates nearly $611 million in returns to the economy.
Research focused on women brings a 1,200% return on investment.
Read the Research Brief:
THE WHAM REPORT: Societal Impact of Research Funding for Women’s Health in Lung Cancer
Without information on the potential return on investment for women’s health research, stakeholders lack a basis for altering research investments to improve knowledge of women’s health. In this report, the authors examine the societal cost impact of increasing research funding in lung cancer and find that investing in women’s health research yields benefits beyond investing in general research.