LONDON, UK. – Tuesday July 28th, 2020 – YouDiagnose, a leader in AI-powered cancer diagnosis, today announced the launch of a crowdfunding campaign to raise £1 million to deliver a pilot of the YouDiagnose solution within the cancer services department of a nominated National Health Service (NHS)Trust.
YouDiagnose is an AI-powered solution for cancer diagnosis. YouDiagnose makes it easy and fast for clinicians to assess each patient’s individual cancer risk, diagnose cancer earlier and more accurately, triage patients more appropriately and manage cancer care workflow and communication more efficiently. For patients, YouDiagnose provides faster, earlier diagnosis and personalised support, information and advice based upon each patient’s individual risk profile.
Faster, earlier, more accurate cancer diagnosis will improve survival rates for the one in two of the population who will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Delay and misdiagnosis effects one in three cancer sufferers, reducing quality of life and survival rates. Cancer misdiagnosis alone costs the NHS £150M per annum and burdens patients their families and society with many other hidden costs. This situation has been exacerbated by the delay and disruption to NHS cancer services during the Covid-19 pandemic. Reports for the UK estimate that this could result in at least 20% more deaths (over 31,000 people) over the next 12 months in people who have been newly diagnosed with cancer.
‘We are in a fight against time in our efforts to support the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic.’ said YouDiagnose founder and CEO of YouDiagnose, Aswini Misro. ‘As a medical doctor in the NHS treating patients and then in my own family I have daily witnessed and experienced the suffering that a delay or misdiagnosis of cancer causes patients and their families. YouDiagnose has the potential to increase the pace and scale at which the NHS can overcome the cancer diagnosis backlash of this pandemic and save many lives.