ProLungdx has announced plans to present its leading-edge innovation for patients at risk of lung cancer during the 2016 BIO Investor Forum in San Francisco, California October 18 and 19, 2016.
For the first time in an international biotech investment conference, prospective investors will have the opportunity to review ProLungdx's Electro Pulmonary Nodule Scan™ or EPN Scan, a device designed to make a difference in time for patients who have the potential for cancer in an indeterminate lung nodule identified by a CT screen or incidental finding.
"It is distressing that patients wait months or even years to determine if their lung nodule is cancer," said Steven Eror, ProLungdx's CEO. "This waiting time drastically reduces the treatment window for therapy. The EPN Scan's purpose is to make a difference in time by reducing or eliminating the wait."
ProLungdx was selected to present alongside some of the most promising life science companies at the BIO Investor Forum.
"The BIO Investor Forum, now in its 15th year, is designed to help biotechnology companies find sources of capital. Attendees have opportunities to learn about the latest investment trends as well as showcase their company to qualified investors," said Theresa Brady of the BIO Investor Forum.
The EPN Scan is nearing completion of its pivotal work with 14 premier US cancer centers. These represent a consensus of thought leaders seeking to accelerate the assessment of lung cancer risk in pulmonology, radiology, and thoracic surgery.
Concern has rapidly increased following this year's introduction and national reimbursement coverage of the low-dose CT chest screen for lung cancer. The screen has been shown to have a 96% false positive rate for cancer and highlights the need for immediate risk stratification of potential lung cancer.
Leading medical experts universally agree that advances in lung cancer risk management present the largest opportunity to reduce cancer mortality.
Steven Eror, President and CEO of ProLungdx, will present on Wednesday, October 19 at 1:45pm. The BIO Investor Forum will take place on Oct. 18 and 19 at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, California.