The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) is to trial a liquid biopsy test that can identify up to 50 forms of cancer. Set to begin in 2021, the pilot project will assess how accurate and effective liquid biopsy testing is at diagnosing the disease. If successful, liquid biopsy testing could be rolled out across the […]
1 in 8 patients with cancer harbour inherited genetic mutations
Posted: 16th December 2020
Categories: Other news
A US study of 3,000 cancer patients discovered that 13.5% had an inherited genetic mutation that caused their disease. In most cases, these mutations wouldn’t have been detected by clinicians using a standard guideline-based approach, leaving relatives unaware that they could be at an increased risk of developing cancer in the future. The discovery provides […]
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?
Our global team of cancer experts are on hand to provide support and advice to both patients and fellow RGCC clinicians. It’s very simple:
Head to the Cancer A-Z app and navigate to the “Consultations” area.
You will be asked to complete a short online questionnaire to give us more information about your current concerns or requirements.
You will browse a shortlist of RGCC Network clinicians who can best help your needs.
Select your chosen consultant and then select your preferred consultation date and time using our interactive calendar.
You will receive a notification in our secure messaging area to confirm your appointment. If your consultantrequires additional information before your meeting, they will contact you via the securemessaging area.
Do 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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