Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect more than 50 common and deadly cancers, often before symptoms appear. The test could be especially useful in 12 cancers it was most accurate at detecting. These included pancreatic cancer, which is often only diagnosed at a very late stage and has poor outcomes and survival. […]
New test could spot early signs of prostate cancer
Posted: 3rd April 2020
Categories: Industry news
Researchers have used genetic testing to detect the very early changes that occur in the tumours of men with prostate cancer. Researchers at the University College London (UCL) Cancer Institute say the new type of blood test will help them understand the genetic characteristics of the tumours that cause prostate cancer, which is the second […]
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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