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We are a research-based company in the cancer diagnostic field. We are developing ColoNode® – a biomarker test for accurate detection and characterization, of cancer cells in lymph nodes of colorectal cancer patients.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. Half of all patients die from the disease, despite available treatments. Additional chemotherapy following surgery can reduce the risk of recurrent cancer, but the currently used methods for selecting patients for different treatment options are inaccurate and ineffective. This results in both over- and undertreatment with unnecessary human suffering and high costs.
HiloProbe is developing a highly accurate test to identify each patient’s need of treatment after surgery for colorectal cancer. Examination of lymph node tissue with ColoNode® offers clinicians a rapid, objective and accurate routine for detection of cancer cells and determination of their aggressiveness.