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China’s airpocalypse paves a path for new cancer medicines

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ung cancer is the most common type of cancer in China, with more than 700,000 new cases of the disease in 2015. It’s a huge problem for the Chinese health-care system but also a potential boon for Chinese companies like Betta Pharmaceuticals and Hutchison China MediTech, which Bloomberg says "are attempting to build blockbuster treatments." Both companies are investing heavily in treatments for lung cancer and have been rewarded on the stock markets with soaring evaluations.
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Jiayun Feng
By Jiayun Feng
Jiayun is a Chinese native and was born in Shanghai, where she spent her first 20 years and earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at Fudan University. Interested in writing for a global audience, she attended the NYU Graduate School of Journalism for its Global & Joint Program Studies, which allows her to pursue a journalistic career along with her interest in international relations. She has previously interned for Sixth Tone and Shanghai Daily.
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