ONCOSTAT PLUS, which covers the sensitivity/resistance on conventional & biological/natural substances and CHEMOSNIP which covers the ability of the patients to activate the drugs and metabolize them properly.
If a patient asks for additional natural substances to be tested, we can include them in Onconomics Plus or Onconomics Extracts. If additional testing for chemotherapy drugs is required, we are able to include them in the Onconomics test.
The migration from the primary tumor take place relatively early during tumor progression. Almost less than 2mm in diameter the primary tumor already spreads newly form vessels and cells that perform EMT are migrate through them to the circulation.
The isolation of CTCs can be performed with sorting methods based on Flow cytometry and avoid any noise caused by irrelevant cells. The evaluation of CTCs can reveal sensitivity and resistance to several factors in a cellular level. The application to an all organism requires the cooperation and expertise of an oncologist which have very high level of knowledge of pharmacology (Pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetic) in order to schedule dosages, timing and cycles in a patient level.
Besides the cytotoxic drugs, the monoclonal antibodies or the small molecular weight inhibitors like TKIs, we can test other substances either by a viability/cytotoxicity assay and as induction of the immune response or as inhibitors of growth factor receptors. You can introduce to us any substance you deem fit If you prefer to test these in combination we can offer also that, but it is up to the physician to specify the combination, the timing of each component and the ratio.
Every RGCC test can be conducted with blood sample. Only the type of cancer can change this fact. For example, to examine glioblastoma and other types of brain cancer, only tissue is necessary in order to proceed to RGCC tests.
The CGH test provide information about genetic abnormalities (deletions/insertions) on the tumor cells. These abnormalities can be associated with of the primary tumor. This test is quite new. Because of that, it is not yet in our website.