One man’s quest to revolutionise cancer treatment
As love stories go, it could win an Oscar: Boy meets girl, girl falls seriously ill, boy nearly bankrupts his company to help save her, girl recovers, boy realises he has built incredibly successful business that could help save millions of lives, they both live happily ever after.
Except this isn’t Hollywood; this really happened.
Jorge Cortell risked the company he founded, his livelihood, everything, to save the love of his life from breast cancer.
Now he has teamed up with the UK’s National Health Service and Microsoft to make his inventions available to the doctors who need them most.
What started as a personal quest has revolutionised how we tackle cancer, which claimed more than 163,000 lives in 2014 in the UK, according to Cancer Research’s latest figures, and nearly three times that number were diagnosed with the disease.
People can now be treated faster and more effectively, potentially saving the NHS millions of pounds a year.