People living with pancreatic cancer find themselves facing devastating odds – the five-year survival rate is in the single digits, according to the American Cancer Rate.
Pursuing treatment often means dealing with the side effects of systemic chemotherapy, including hair loss, fatigue and neuropathy. Shaun Bagai and his team at RenovoRx think that their catheter could help usher in a targeted treatment option for these patients.
The company’s RenovoCath dual-balloon infusion catheter is designed to localize the delivery of chemotherapy to a pancreatic tumor, eliminating the need for systemic chemotherapy and its associated side effects. In a 20-person first-in-human study, RenovoRx’s technology extended one patient’s survival to 31 months past their diagnosis, Bagai touted.
At DeviceTalks Boston, Tyler Shultz will give attendees an inside look at Theranos and how he was able to sound the alarm after he realized the company was falling apart. Shultz will take attendees behind the story that everyone is talking about: the rise and fall of Elizabeth Holmes and her diagnostic company, Theranos.
Join Shultz and 1,000+ medical device professionals at the 8th annual DeviceTalks Boston.