Targeting An Unmet Need 

  • 6.35 million newly diagnosed cancer patients receive radiation therapy each year5
     
  • Over 1 million of the 6.35 million cancer patients are in the United States5
     
  • It is estimated that each cancer patient receives 15-35 radiation therapy sessions during their course of treatment5
     
  • Annually in the United States $2 billion is billed for in-patient medical costs related to radiation therapy skin complications6,7
     
  • Every 2 minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer8

The lack of adequate treatment options available to prevent or mitigate the damage to normal tissue causes an unmet global need for millions of cancer patients.

 

5Paravati, Anthony et al. “Variation in the Cost of Radiation Therapy Among Medicare Patients with Cancer.” J of Oncology Practice. 5 (2015): 403-409

6"The Web's Free ICD-9-CM Medical Coding Reference." ICD9data.com ICD9Data, Web. 28 September 2017

7"Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP).” Ahrq.gov.com. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2017. Web. 28 September 2017

8“Breast Cancer Fact Sheet” Komen.org. Susan G. Komen October 2017

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