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December 12, 2018
In Pursuit of the Problem
By Aldo Carrascoso

We envision a time when cancer is no longer a problem – and all disease a mere nuisance. In this time, disease is holistically understood enough for it to be controlled and manipulated to benefit all.

We envision a place where previously unrelated disciplines intersect and “interdepend” in a singular pursuit of a solution. In this place, “extremely hard but not ultimately impossible” approaches are embraced, and given serious scientific, social and economic consideration.

InterVenn wasn’t started because it was “novel” or “cool”, it wasn’t an intellectual exercise nor was it in because of a trend. It was started in pursuit of a universal problem that has seen its fair share of the same solutions time and time again.

Ignited by incredible need and frustration, and fueled by deep scientific rigor, we exist today to revisit the health-disease spectrum with an unprecedented focus on the epi-proteome (glycoproteomics) and how we utilize various disciplines – epidemiology, clinical sciences, molecular biology, artificial intelligence, advanced instrumentation to equally and unequivocally improve patient care.

We celebrate the lone voices, the purpose-starved/driven trailblazers, the divergent thinkers, the frustrated doers – and those of you that have been constantly asking hard unpopular questions that have fallen on deaf ears, laughter and even ridicule. You are, shall we say, already one of us.

We challenge you to imagine disease in another way – without the hype, without the bias of marketing or profits as a success determinant – but with only patients and their categorical wellbeing in mind. Disease does not care about race, creed, gender, geography, so must health. We challenge you to act on your imagination.

To those that have spent countless hours, degrees, careers, resources, and other sacrifices, we are here to contribute to this universal effort – a diagnostic so no person is blindsided and a cure for those who will need it.

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