Hunting Cures Is Hard Enough; Rare Diseases Up The Ante
Rare diseases present a unique challenge to Cure Hunters. Lack of awareness amongst physicians can mean an accurate diagnosis is difficult to obtain, and that’s only the beginning.
Rare diseases are challenging. Because there are fewer diagnosed cases, patients willing to share their experiences become essential to the scientists developing drugs. Pfizer’s Brenda Cooperstone rely on these patients, as their willingness to share helps people like her develop cures that could transform these peoples’ lives.
Check out the above video to learn more about the unique hurdles of solving rare diseases and watch all the episodes of Cure Hunters.
More Cure Hunters episodes:
Episode 1 | How Are Medicines Made?
Episode 2 | Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer
Episode 3 | The Itch That Rashes
Episode 4 | NASH: The Silent Killer
Episode 6 | Building a Mirror Molecule
Episode 8 | Take Your Breath Away
Episode 9 | Clinical Trials: Driving The Hunt Forward
Episode 10 | A Constant Threat
Episode 11 | Engineering Health