Cécile Réal

Laureate 2012

Cécile Réal

FRANCE
Endodiag
HEALTH
SCIENCE
Endodiag develops non-invasive diagnosis and advanced biopsy tools to fight endometriosis.

There’s a chronic disease that concerns millions of people but receives relatively little attention and funding for research. It affects only women and causes great pain and frustration, for there is currently no known cure. Proper diagnosis involves a surgical intervention, which most patients and doctors seek to avoid, delaying diagnosis for years. Treatment is hormonal or surgical, with a 30 to 40% chance the disease will return. It remains a mystery to the medical profession, yet an agonising reality for women around the world. Its name is endometriosis.

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