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Over the past 20 years, the diagnosis of esophageal adenocarcinoma - the most common form of esophageal cancer - has doubled in the US and now stands at roughly 16,500 new cases each year. This dramatic increase is believed to be related to an increased incidence of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and obesity. Physicians agree that to slow the increase in this deadly cancer, detection at its earliest stages is critical. Unfortunately, the standard tools available to do this are less than ideal. NinePoint Medical has developed technology designed to detect precursors to esophageal cancer in real time, in vivo, using near-infrared light and complex computing algorithms.
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