ISFIYA, Israel, March 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Check-Cap Ltd. (Nasdaq: CHEK, CHEKW), a clinical stage medical diagnostics company engaged in the development of an ingestible capsule for preparation-free, colorectal cancer screening, today announced that Bill Densel, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 28th Annual ROTH Conference on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 9:30am PT, 12:30pm ET. The conference will be held on March 13-16, 2016 at the Ritz Carlton in Dana Point, California.
To access a live webcast of this presentation, please visit http://ir.check-cap.com/. A replay will be available for 90 days following the presentation.
Check-Cap's system utilizes an ingestible X-ray scanning capsule and proprietary software that is designed to detect and image the presence of growths along the inner lining of the colon, which may be pre-cancerous polyps or cancers. Unlike other imaging examinations, Check-Cap's technology does not require prior bowel preparation, fasting, or other disruptions to normal daily routines.
Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer diagnosed in both men and women in the United States, and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths when both genders are combined. The American Cancer Society recommends regular screening starting at age 50 for all men and women at average risk for developing colorectal cancer. However, more than one-third of Americans in this group are not up-to-date with testing recommendations that can prevent colorectal cancer. Check-Cap believes that its less-invasive, preparation-free alternative will address many of the personal perceptions and barriers that affect willingness to be screened.
Check-Cap is a clinical stage medical diagnostics company developing the first system for preparation-free scanning and imaging of the inner colon to identify precancerous polyps and cancers while being less invasive than traditional procedures. The Company is developing an ingestible capsule that utilizes proprietary, ultra-low-dose X-ray technology to safely generate high-resolution, 3-dimensional imagery of the interior of the colon. Without requiring bowel preparation or diet and activity modifications, Check-Cap's system is designed to increase patient acceptance and adherence to colorectal cancer screening recommendations. The Check-Cap system is currently not cleared for marketing in any jurisdiction.
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