‘Doctorpreneurs’ Are Taking Cancer Care Personally

July 27, 2016

Huffington Post reporter Molly Reynolds spoke with Vituro Health CEO Clete Walker to discuss the importance of pursuing the latest prostate cancer treatments for patients such as High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). The desire to see a change in the medical field and giving patients more options are two parts to the overall goal of improving the standard of care that Walker strives for.

Dubbed the “latest trend in healthcare startup funding,” doctorpreneurs are physicians who are investing their own capital into new companies or technologies that are working to evolve and improve the delivery of healthcare.

One area of particular interest among these doctorpreneurs is cancer. In 2016 alone, it is estimated that there will be more than 1.6 million newly diagnosed cancer cases and nearly 600,000 cancer-related deaths in the U.S.

Vituro Health, a Birmingham, Ala.-based startup funded by a national network of physician partners and practices, has embraced the doctorpreneur concept and is looking to bring the latest in prostate cancer care to the 1 in 7 men in the U.S. who will face the disease.

Read the article from Huffington Post reporter Molly Reynolds.

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