Why We Fight

The Need for Early Detection and Intervention

Elevating the Standard of Care

Currently, a visual and physical examination is the standard for an oral cancer evaluation. This is followed by a biopsy if something suspicious or abnormal is found. However, twothirds of cases are diagnosed at stage III or stage IV with this method, resulting in a low successful cure rate. In contrast, early detection can yield an 80% to 90% cure rate.2
What is needed is a simple, accurate,1 and costeffective tool that can easily be adopted as part of the standard of care. Our goal is to empower clinicians with an aid that, along with other clinical factors, can help detect oral cancer earlier and improve potential outcomes through earlier intervention.
Addressing this need provides the opportunity for those at risk to reverse or change adverse lifestyles to lower the risk of potentially developing oral cancer. In situations where cancer started to develop, early detection testing could maximize the effectiveness of the treatment while also potentially minimizing the need for aggressive intervention that could significantly impair quality of life posttreatment.

TIMELY DIAGNOSIS OF ORAL CANCER HAS BEEN CHALLENGING

Because tests for oral cancer are usually visual, the disease is too often detected in the late stages where treatment is difficult.

For those who survive oral cancer diagnosed in the later stages, the treatment is painful, debilitating and often disfiguring. In addition, patients often struggle with:

EARLY DETECTION CAN HAVE A TREMENDOUS IMPACT
FOR PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Clinical Data on File
2Oral Cancer Foundation

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