Circulating tumour DNA tests predictive in pancreatic cancer
Posted: 7th February 2020
Categories: Other news
More evidence is emerging to support the use of testing for circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) as a promising way to predict whether a cancer will come back. Tumours release degraded fragments of DNA, including ctDNA, into the bloodstream. Testing a cancer patient’s blood for this DNA, using a type of blood test called a liquid […]
Liquid biopsy potential to guide colorectal cancer treatment
Posted: 29th January 2020
Categories: Other news
In the future, liquid biopsy testing is likely to play an increasing role in identifying which patients with colorectal cancer are most likely to have their cancer come back again after surgery. Liquid biopsy testing could also help doctors to decide which treatments would be most suitable to recommend to individual patients, according to new […]
Top prize in the international iGEM Synthetic Biology competition 2019
Posted: 21st January 2020
Categories: RGCC news
We are happy to announce that we contributed to iGem Thessaloniki team’s won of the top prize in the international iGEM Synthetic Biology competition 2019, organized by MIT University in Boston. The project is called “POSEIDON” and it is a toolkit for the examination of DNA-Protein interactions. IGem team of Thessaloniki deploys the first DNA […]
Liquid biopsy option for advanced lung cancer patients
Posted: 6th January 2020
Categories: Other news
Liquid biopsy tests could be an option for patients with a form of lung cancer, according to the early results of research presented at a major cancer conference. A growing number of patients with advanced lung cancer could soon be offered a blood test to help to decide the best treatment for them instead of […]
In as little as two weeks, patients and clinicians can gain access to a next-generation genetic test provided by RGCC that can analyse the sequence of both DNA and RNA. The RGCC CAMBISeq® (Cancer Analysis, Mutational Burden and Instability Sequencing) test sequences DNA and RNA – the nucleic acids that carry genomic sequence information and […]
Earlier this month Dr Ioannis Papasotiriou attended the IX Hyperthermie Kongress Berlin. The aim of the event is to share evidence and experience from daily practice on the treatment of chronic and oncological disease. Dr Papasotiriou was among a number of international speakers at the event and gave a speech about role of heat shock […]
Taking place very September, Thessaloniki International Fair is a leading B2B, B2C and B2G event. RGCC attended this year’s event, which ran from 7 to 15 September and celebrated innovation and international culture. Take a look at our film of the event.
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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