Globally, in the year 2016, 9.6 million people died of cancer and 90% of those deaths were due to metastasis, i.e. spreading of the primary tumor to other parts of the body (1). Five-year survival rates are 80% for most types of primary carcinomas but drops to ~30% once the tumor metastasizes (2). As of 2019, all but one of the 215+ approved cancer drugs do not address metastasis, for which there are almost no treatments.
Introducing Mestastop, who aims to make a difference by understanding metastasis biology and addressing it, for both diagnostics and discovery.
1. AACR Cancer Progress Report, 2018
2. Nature Reviews Cancer, 2016, 16, 2001
Our vision is to be “the metastasis specialists”, by creating a world-class R&D focused on metastasis, dissecting the complex metastasis biology for the first time ever. We have put special emphasis on the unexplored part of metastasis biology, deciphering the key rate-limiting critical steps. Additionally, we have differentiated between the growing tumorigenic and moving metastatic cells, identifying critical patterns that are translationally significant.
“Mestastop is charting a pioneering and much-needed path to early detection of metastasis. Such work is key to furthering mankind’s understanding of human health”
Dr. D.C Doval
“If Mestastop can predict metastasis probability of primary cancer patients, that will be a game changer for doctors”
Dr. A. K Vaid
“Mestastop provides a great opportunity at finding solutions to the unmet medical needs in cancer care”
Dr. A. Kamath
“Concept-wise, it is a much-needed approach to address metastasis; looks very interesting and perhaps doable with Arnab’s keen interest and passion”
“Mestastop platform will play an instrumental role in changing cancer treatment in India and the world around”