The mandated need for an effective diagnostic test
More Americans (160,000) will die from lung cancer this year than from breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined (American Cancer Society).
Will die from lung cancer this year worldwide
Current 5 year
The lack of an early detection method is a key factor contributing to this low rate. The current methods of diagnosis are proven to be ineffective and expensive.
With our detection test via breath analysis, we can target at risk groups and have a much higher chance to pinpoint the cancer early.
5 year survival rate
with early detection:
Percent of Cases by Stage for lung cancer
Confined to primary site
Spread to regional lymph nodes
Cancer has metastasized
Only 16% of screenings happen when the cancer is localized or in its early phase. Detecting the cancer too late greatly reduces the chance of survival.
In part, this is due to the fact that a robust and cost-effective diagnostic test for lung cancer when it is at the most treatable (i.e., early) stage does not presently exist.