Cancer is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Globally, 14 million new cases were diagnosed and 8.2 million cancer-related deaths reported in 2012, and the death rate is expected to increase to 13 million by the year 2030. In the United States, an estimated 1,658,370 new cases of cancer were diagnosed, with 589,430 people dying from the disease in 2015. In fact, in the U.S. alone, 1,500 deaths per day are attributed to cancer, which is approximately 1 in every 4 deaths daily.
The majority of deaths from cancer are caused by metastasis. Not only is there currently no effective molecular imaging method to detect tumors and metastasis early; but also no effective therapy to modulate the growth of disseminated tumors. DaZen Theranostics, Inc. has developed light-emitting imaging compounds that overcome both of these shortcomings, thus, improving cancer patient survival and quality of life.
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