SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 21, 2014) - Early detection of cancer has a profound impact on the effectiveness of medical/surgical treatments, as well as on the long-term prognoses of patients. Consequently, new technologies are evolving with the ability to detect cancers in their earliest and most treatable stages. In this interview with The Life Sciences Report, Thomas Braun, president and CEO of Verisante Technology Inc. (TSX VENTURE: VRS) (OTCQX: VRSEF), describes his company's Aura and Core devices, and their utility in early cancer detection.
The Life Sciences Report: Verisante is focused on the early detection of skin cancer. Can you talk about the market size in this area?
Thomas Braun: The most common cancers are skin cancers, with 1 in 5 people expected to get skin cancer in their lifetime. Tens of millions of people will be diagnosed. However, many more people will be screened to determine whether they actually have skin cancer. It's important to note that 95-97% of skin cancers are not melanoma. Therefore, it is critical to be able to detect all types of skin cancer, not just melanoma.
TLSR: Can you tell me about the challenges associated with the early detection of skin cancer?
TB: Skin cancer is extremely complicated. It's actually more complicated than internal cancers because there are about 100 different types of skin lesions, most of them benign. In addition, you have about 10 different types of skin on your body...
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