Personalised cancer vaccine 45% effective at targeting tumours
Posted: 29th April 2021
Categories: Other news
Researchers have developed an effective vaccine that re-engineers cells from a patient’s tumour to target and destroy cancer cells. The results, published in the peer-reviewed Journal of Clinical Oncology, show that 45% of patients treated with an autologous cell vaccine, created from their own cancer cells, had a confirmed anti-tumour response. The findings provide more […]
US researchers have developed the first systemic way to catch and release cancer-killing packets, called exomes. Thousands of times smaller than natural killer (NK) cells, natural killer exomes can better penetrate cancer cells and destroy them. The authors hope that the ability to capture NK exomes could lead to more advanced and personalised treatments for […]
Cancer mutation test could improve early disease detection
Posted: 14th April 2021
Categories: Other news
Researchers have developed a new method for assessing whether genetic mutations, passed from parent to child, increase cancer risk. They have identified 1146 genes, called cancer heritability genes (CHGs) that may increase a person’s likelihood of developing cancer during life. The new test could improve early diagnosis and the development of better-targeted treatments for patients. […]
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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