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About | Cancer XPRIZE

Detecting Cancers
Early Saves Lives

Late-Stage
Detection

Early-Stage
Detection

5-year survival rate statistics estimated for 2016 by National Cancer Institute.

The Challenge

Globally, there are nearly 500 deaths every hour—or more than 4 million a year—that, with early detection, could have been prevented. The conclusion? Detecting cancers early helps reduce suffering and saves lives. Now imagine how many lives could be saved globally if everyone had access to simple and affordable cancer screening tests.

Market Failure

The current market is not structured to incentivize solutions for early detection and prevention for cancer—the ecosystem remains closed to innovators outside of traditional industry players.

A Comprehensive Solution

The winning Cancer XPRIZE team will develop scalable and culturally sensitive solutions to rapidly, accurately, and affordably screen for early cancers where intervention can reduce human suffering.