Alzheimer's Disease Research Could Be Expanded

Jul 14, 2014

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A Kentucky Congressman says he hopes federal health officials can devote as much time and energy to the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease as they have to cancer.

Warren County Republican Brett Guthrie says advancements in oncology have made a big difference and breakthroughs in research on memory loss could yield similar results. 

Guthrie says the focus on cancer has resulted in considerable progress and he believes that’s possible in other areas as well. He says Alzheimer’s is likely to cost the U-S a trillion dollars by 2058.

Guthrie made his remarks on Friday (July 11) at a House subcommittee hearing on modernizing the national drug development and approval system.