Team:Thrace

Cancer General Info

Colorectal cancer is cancer that occurs in the colon or rectum. It is the 3rd most common form of cancer in the world and the 2nd most lethal.

But why is that?

Late Screening

14%

When colorectal cancer is diagnosed late, the 5-year survival rate is just 14%

Early Screening

91%

But when it is diagnosed early, the survival rate is 91%

So why is colorectal cancer so often fatal?

That is because only 66% of adults over 50 follow the recommended screening regimen for colorectal cancer.

How can we change that?

By creating a non-invasive, inexpensive and easy-to-use device that screens for colorectal cancer in saliva.

We present you SaliCa!

How it works

Thanks to SaliCa more people will get tested and more lives will be saved!