New tumour biobank powers personalised cancer treatments
Posted: 22nd March 2022
Categories: Industry news
Scientists have discovered new and more effective ways of growing breast cancer tumours that could accelerate research and the development of new treatments. Instead of transplanting human tumours into mice, they’ve developed a bank of “human patient-derived xenografts (PDXs)” that can be used to screen drugs. Used alongside personalised genetic tests could improve cancer treatment […]
SOTs effective at treating cancer in 77% of patients
Posted: 9th March 2022
Categories: RGCC news
Cancer patients treated with the highly targeted supportive oligonucleotide therapy (SOT) showed benefits in 77% of cases, RGCC scientists have found. A new paper published in the in vivo journal finds evidence that SOTs effectively target and kill cancer cells on their own or in tandem with other therapies. Supportive oligonucleotide therapy is an advanced, […]
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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