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Internet of Everything Targets Breast Cancer in “Detected” Documentary

February 4, 2015 - 10 Comments

This year, more than 1.6 million estimated new cancer cases will be diagnosed in America alone. Worldwide, it’s predicted there will be more than 23.6 million new cancer cases diagnosed each year by 2030, if recent trends continue. At Cisco, our global family of more than 74,000 employees feels the heavy impact of cancer as well, whether it means going through cancer treatment, helping an affected loved one or celebrating another day as a survivor.

Cisco is a strong advocate of merging the power of human collaboration and networked connections with an unrelenting passion for using our resources to impact the world around us, especially in modern medicine. From rebuilding healthcare systems devastated by an earthquake to linking rural patients to doctors hundreds of miles away, we’ve been at the forefront of using technology to revolutionize healthcare.

And today, on World Cancer Day, we’re showing that Internet of Everything technology can be an ally in the battle against breast cancer – which strikes one in eight women in the United States.

Cisco is funding DETECTED, a new documentary about a medical breakthrough called iTBra, a connected bra designed to detect breast cancer in women with normal and dense breast tissue. DETECTED tells the story of thousands of hours of research, an entrepreneur who dares to dream of a new way to use the Internet of Everything to save lives, the trials of bringing experimental healthcare products to the marketplace – and much more.

The DETECTED trailer will premiere March 16 at the South By Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. In the meantime, we’re excited to share the behind-the-scenes story of a powerful merger between cutting-edge science, innovative technology and the emerging wearables market. Visit our DETECTED Tumblr to follow the conversation or share your thoughts on Twitter using #DetectedMovie.

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  3. No matter if some one searches for his necessary thing, so
    he/she wants to be available that in detail, so that thing
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  4. As our CEO says, let’s not get hard work confused with results, but through this documentary I hope that people can see a small part of the power of the Internet of Everything. We have the technology and the outcomes are only limited by our imagination.

  5. This is really a great initiative, I’m proud of Cisco suppoting this cause, which is close to so many of us; thank you!

  6. My mother had cancer and did not survive because it was not detected early enough. I really appreciate Cisco supporting technology that can help more people stay well. Thank you.

    • I’m excited to be part of a company that is making such an impact against the breast cancer battle. I’m proud and looking forward to check out the trailer at SXSW.

  7. I am so excited that we are doing this and pray we can work to prevent this disease! Go Cisco!