Scientists worldwide are doing incredible things to improve the diagnosis and treatment of all forms of cancer. New approaches such as targeted immunotherapies are opening up new avenues for cancer treatment that prove highly effective. At RGCC, we’ve pioneered the use of personalised genetic testing for cancer diagnosis, and others are listening with the NHS […]
CTCs accurate predictor of chemotherapy resistance
Posted: 10th December 2021
Categories: Industry news
Liquid biopsy tests before and during chemotherapy can accurately detect whether patients with prostate cancer are resistant to treatment with anti-cancer drug docetaxel, scientists have found. By analysing a blood test for circulating tumour cells (CTCs), researchers were able to identify patients who are resistant to docetaxel treatments. Identifying patterns in the data can predict […]
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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