New oral inhibitor improves pancreatic cancer treatment
Posted: 29th November 2021
Categories: Industry news
Scientists have developed a new oral DPP inhibitor that, when used in combination with targeted immunotherapy, has shown promise at treating pancreatic cancer. In trials, the combination therapy proved to be successful at increasing the number of cancer-killing cells around a tumour, reducing its growth and, in some cases, eliminating cancer altogether. The authors believe […]
We are delighted to announce the launch of a brand-new branch office dedicated to serving the needs of RGCC Network doctors in North America. RGCC International – North America has been launched in response to a period of sustained and exponential growth in this region. The team will continue to deliver excellent customer service to […]
Chemotherapy drugs could enhance the spread of cancer beyond a primary tumour site, scientists have established. In tests, researchers found that mice injected with cyclophosphamide, a popular chemotherapy drug, enabled breast cancer cells to squeeze through the blood vessel linings in the lungs and stick to cell walls. While chemotherapy remains an effective treatment for […]
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.
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