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A biotechnology pioneer with a mission to serve patients, Amgen applies insights into human biology to discover, develop, manufacture and deliver innovative human therapeutics. Since 1980, Amgen’s scientific and medical discoveries have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease and other serious illnesses.

Amgen’s approach to research begins with an understanding of disease processes at the cellular, molecular and genetic level. Its scientists seek to fit the best tools to the task by designing molecules that specifically target biological disease processes. With research programs in oncology, hematology, inflammation, metabolic disease, bone conditions, nephrology, and neuroscience, and dozens of potential new medicines in clinical trials worldwide, Amgen is working to advance science for the benefit of patients everywhere.

Scientific innovation at Amgen extends beyond the lab and clinic, into the production plant. Manufacturing biologically based medicines is a complex and highly specialized activity, and Amgen is among a small group of companies recognized as world leaders in this field. Amgen adheres to the highest standards of quality and consistency to ensure a reliable supply of medicines for the patients who need them.

Because working to improve people’s lives is ingrained in the Amgen mission and culture, Amgen and the Amgen Foundation sustain philanthropic giving that advances science education, improves quality of care and access for patients, and supports community resources. Another key element to fulfilling Amgen’s mission is offering a range of patient assistance programs to qualifying uninsured and under-insured patients.

About Breakaway from Cancer

Founded in 2005 by Amgen, Breakaway from Cancer® is a national initiative to increase awareness of important resources available to people affected by cancer – from prevention to survivorship. Breakaway from Cancer is a collaboration between Amgen and four nonprofit organizations: Prevent Cancer Foundation, Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship.  These organizations offer a broad range of support services complementing those provided by a patient’s team of healthcare professionals.

Don’t go through it alone. Learn more about the wide array resources available at no cost to people affected by the disease. Visit  www.breakawayfromcancer.com, or follow @BreakawayCancer on Twitter.