Stop Esophageal Cancer Before it Starts with the WATS3D® Brush Biopsy
WATS3D detects potentially dangerous cells so they don’t progress to cancer.
Clinical studies show that adding WATS3D to an upper endoscopy is at least 80% more likely to detect potentially harmful cells than a conventional upper endoscopy done without this new technology. Once identified, these cells can be removed. Which is how WATS3D is helping to make Esophageal Cancer a potentially preventable disease.
Just how important is it to find and remove potentially harmful cells?
A recent study found that a third of patients with Esophageal Adenocarcinoma had a conventional upper endoscopy within 12 months of diagnosis that missed their disease.
WATS3D is a far more accurate diagnostic tool for two reasons:
First, the procedure takes a sample from a much larger surface area than a standard biopsy. (WATSstands for Wide Area Transepithelial Sampling.)
More importantly, WATS3D uses advanced 3D imaging and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to better detect precancerous cells – which are reviewed by a pathologist.
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Dr. Anthony Infantolino
Dr. Anthony Infantolino, discusses a patient’s endoscopy where the addition of WATS3D found precancerous cells that would otherwise have been missed. Dr. Infantolino removed these cells before they could progress to cancer.
A Patient’s Story: “I really dodged a bullet!”
Dr. Anthony Infantolino is a leading gastroenterologist in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His patient, Bob Webb, suffered from chronic heartburn for most of his life. He tried many remedies and medications over the years. But nothing helped.
He finally saw a colleague of Dr. Infantolino’s, who recommended an upper endoscopy to examine the status of his esophagus. The gastroenterologist took nine standard biopsies in accordance with the current protocols for conventional upper endoscopy. None of those biopsies showed any precancerous cells.
As Bob tells it, “I was lucky that, as part of my endoscopy, my doctor also used a technology called WATS3D. With WATS3D, he found the precancerous cells that put me at significant risk for cancer.”
“I was one step away from having Esophageal Cancer. Had they not used WATS3D I might not be alive today.”
Based on the findings from the WATS3D biopsy, Dr. Infantolino removed the precancerous cells using new, outpatient procedures so they would not progress to cancer.