What Is Personalized Cancer Research?
What’s the use in having excellent data if there’s no one around to make sense of it? Personalized research is one of the most critical components of precision oncology. Without it, the information gathered about your gene mutations isn’t going to do anyone much good. You need a trained medical researcher who’s extremely experienced in analyzing data from the most comprehensive genetic panels, liquid biopsies, and contrast-enhanced PET/CT scans.When you begin the precision oncology process for cancer treatment, you’ll usually get several diagnostic tests done. The exact tests will depend on your specific case. These innovative tests will likely include a PET/CT scan, liquid biopsy, comprehensive genetic panel, and possibly an MMR/MSI test. As soon as CTOAM receives the results from these tests, our cancer research specialists immediately begin conducting detailed personalized research on them.
- Personalized cancer research: This involves in-depth research into each of your mutations and their interactions. We explore what is known about these mutations, and identify the best treatments that are currently available for those mutations, individually, as well as for the interplay between them. This personalized research usually takes approximately 15 hours to complete. Our findings are based on the latest medical studies, peer-reviewed medical journals, and developments in cancer research.
- Trained research scientists: CTOAM’s research scientists devote much of their time to keeping up with the newest advancements in cancer research. This breadth of in-depth, current knowledge is necessary to provide clients with the best possible analysis and subsequent treatment recommendations. Whomever you choose for your precision oncology care team, make sure they are specialists in medical research: anything else will fall short and harm your chance of a successful treatment.
- Targeted cancer therapy identification: From the personalized research we conduct on your behalf, we formulate a detailed list of treatment options, showing results greater than those of standard treatment. We prepare the necessary documentation and peer-reviewed, scientific references to support our findings, and then we consult with you to share our data. This report is your Personalized Cancer Treatment Options Plan (PCTOP).
Personalized Medicine Research for Cancer Patients
As we receive more of your test results, CTOAM’s research process continues. Each step involves analyzing and interpreting the test results and creating a report for your oncologist. The timeline usually looks like this.
CTOAM’s researchers analyze and interpret the results of your:
Within 6 weeks: CTOAM’s researchers present a detailed report (Personalized Cancer Treatment Options Plan) that outlines the best treatment recommendations for your form of cancer
Get Personalized Cancer Research
Personalized cancer research is an essential part of precision oncology. Don’t trust an amateur to analyze your comprehensive genetic tests – this will be a waste of investing in them in the first place. If you have any questions at all about precision cancer medicine, research, or targeted therapy, please email or call us so we can help you understand more. Precision oncology offers higher rates of survival with fewer and less severe side effects. Just think – within a week you could be starting the correct targeted therapy and be well on your way to recovery.