Researchers have developed a new method for identifying biomarkers that could improve diagnosis and improve outcomes for patients. The Cell Heterogeneity-Adjusted cLonal Methylation (CHALM) method developed by scientists enables them to identify biomarkers that may be missed by traditional techniques, potentially leading to more accurate tests for diagnosing cancer. DNA methylation is a genetic process […]
New combination immunotherapy delivers knockout blow to lung cancer
Posted: 10th March 2021
Categories: Other news
Scientists have discovered that combining two existing forms of immunotherapy together is more effective at treating lung cancer. Working together, the two therapies deliver a one-two punch, targeting and then destroying lung tumour cells. The two-step therapy uses a patients’ immune cells to fight cancer. Scientists extract these “natural killers” from a patients’ tumour or […]
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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