To be a cancer survivor, you first need to be one of the 18 - 20 million people diagnosed with cancer each year. Yes, you read that right… 20 million.
June 27, 2022: Any call from your GP that includes the word cancer, will hit you like a ton of bricks, and for many it will be met with disbelief and fear. For many of us, cancer spells death, and considering that one in every six death is due to cancer, this belief is warranted.
Some cancers are more easily treated than others, and we see a much better survival rate, for example breast and prostate cancer. Other cancers sufferers are not so lucky, lung cancer patients only have a 1 in 6 chance of survival.
In most cases, those numbers could have been much better with early detection.
Cancer is the second biggest killer all around the world, and in Australia, the five-year survival rate for all cancers improved from 51% in 1988-1992, to 70% in 2013-2017. In the USA, the survival rate for all cancers diagnosed between 2009- 2015 was 67%.
The increased awareness, and improved diagnostics helped the breast cancer death rate to improve by 42% between 1989 and 2019.
Many doctors and radiologist enter their professions with one key aim. To save lives.
When listening to, or reading cancer survivor stories, it is clear what an impact this disease is having on patients, their friends, and families.
A cancer diagnosis affects not only the patient, but also those closest to them. Family, friends, carers and colleagues will experience an array of emotions, and can have both a positive, and negative impact on relationships.
At DetectedX, our vision is to develop a learning tool that will greatly increase the early detection of cancer.
Better clinicians will save more lives, and every life they save, will be someone’s child, parent, or grand-parent.
The impact cancer has on our lives is immense, and hopefully having improved training at our fingertips will help to save precious lives.
DetectedX’s intelligent interactive educational technology is now being used by more than 3,000 users in more than 150 countries.
Working closely with the University of Sydney, and partnering with tech giant GE, software developer Volpara Health, and photographic powerhouse Fujifilm, DetectedX have also taken measures to make their platform available to developing nations. It is an intrinsic part of our values to able to share this technology not just with those who need it, but also with those who can’t necessarily afford it.
DetectedX’s Radiology Online Learning Centre , focusing on diagnostic accuracy and driven by artificial intelligence, is revolutionizing disease detection in 150 countries. The on-demand, web-based training platform has been proven to improve the accuracy of diagnosing difficult cases by 34%.