Mutations in cancer-suppressing genes that block cell growth may explain why some cancers evade the body’s immune system, scientists have established. A US team has identified 100 “mutated tumor suppressor genes” that affect the body’s ability to spot and destroy cancer cells in mice. While at an early stage, identifying genetic mutations could lead to […]
Scientists have identified a new synthetic molecular code that could improve a patient’s response to an effective cancer treatment, known as PD-1 blockade immunotherapy. The team from Kyoto University have created a new molecular code that ensures a supply of energy to cancer-killing T-cells. The molecular code is highly effective at targeting cancer cells when […]
Can brain tumours also be tested with a blood sample?
No, due to the blood-brain barrier, tumour cells cannot enter the bloodstream. This means that we cannot obtain and isolate any tumour cells from the blood sample.
Is it possible to measure circulating tumour cells (CTC) in patients with lymphoma or leukaemia?
Yes, patients with lymphoma or leukaemia can use an RGCC test to measure the number of circulating tumour cells (CTC) they have.
Which test is the most comprehensive test?
The most comprehensive test is the “Onconomics Plus” test. This provides information on the sensitivity or resistance of the patient’s tumour cells to certain cancer drugs and shows options for targeted therapy or an alternative treatment method with organic substances. The test also contains information about the development of the tumour and its potential by identifying epigenetic tumour markers relevant for the therapy, which are crucial for the correct therapeutic approach.
How do online consultations work?
Online consultations will give you the opportunity to speak to any member of the RGCC Network at a time and place that is convenient to you. You will be able to choose from a shortlist of clinicians who best suit your needs. The online consultation will be available via the Cancer A-Z app soon… please keep checking the app for updates.
Will online consultations take place via Zoom, Skype or another method?
Your chosen clinician will be in touch to make the arrangements and choose the most convenient method.
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