CTCs can play a key role in improving metastatic breast cancer treatment
Posted: 21st January 2021
Categories: Industry news
Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) can play a crucial role in improving treatments for metastatic breast cancer, scientists have found. The simple blood test can provide clinicians with a reliable predictor of whether a treatment will be successful in less than a month, an audience at the 2020 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium heard in December. […]
UK scientists have discovered that liquid biopsy tests are 99% accurate at picking up crucial genetic mutations in patients with returning breast cancer. Researchers studying the potential for liquid biopsies have concluded that circulating tumour DNA (ctDNA) testing can provide an accurate genomic profile of advanced cancer, without the need for an invasive and potentially […]
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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