Skin cancer is very common and its incidence is rising. Indeed, a person dies from melanoma about every hour in the United States, and many more die in other countries around the world.
Like skin cancer, oral cancer is also very common and kills one person about every hour in the United States. In fact, over 600,000 new cases of oral cancer are found worldwide each year.
There is currently a lack of effective treatments for both of these types of cancer. We are developing methods to detect and treat these cancers, as well as other cancers including brain cancer and breast cancer.
Our approach is focused on specifically targeting these cancer cells. We are using a synergistic combination of approaches to prevent and combat cancer while minimizing harmful effects to other cells in the body.