Technology “Relay Race” Against Cancer — VIDEO
May is National Cancer Research Month, declared by the United States Congress in recognition of high quality, innovative cancer research. Our friends, parents, children and families are touched by cancer daily, it’s in the news and in our lives. According to World Cancer Research Fund, there will be an estimated 21 million cancer cases by 2013.
I am so proud to work for a research organization with programs looking at so many aspects of medical technologies that are impacting every stage of cancer patient care. The high quality, innovative research we are doing each day is getting us closer to the finish line of this race against cancer.
In honor of Cancer Research Month, a few of my colleagues and I have joined together to talk about the programs we are working on and how they will impact the entire continuum of Cancer Research, from detection and diagnosis to treatment and prevention.
Many of the projects have a targeted goal for a specific cancer, such as lung, breast and liver cancer. Other research we are working on here is characterizing the cancer, so that new screening and early identification of potential markers could change and guide precision medicine, health and wellness approaches.
In the video below, you’ll hear more about these projects and you’ll meet some of the amazing researchers behind them. Take a look and share with your family and friends. We are proud to be a part of this race and in the words of my colleague Ashwin Wagadarikar, “This race, like any other race, will have a finish line.”