Breakthroughs in cancer treatments have led to an approach called precision oncology – also known as precision medicine, oncogenomics, personalized cancer treatment, and personalized cancer medicine. (It is so new that an umbrella term has not yet been uniformly agreed upon.) Whatever the term, this new approach uses innovative tests and treatment protocols that produce improved results with fewer and less severe side effects.
Generally speaking, the precision oncology diagnostic process includes 2 angles:
These two diagnostic approaches work together to give precision oncologists the data they need to determine the best targeted therapy for your unique form of cancer.
The genetic testing and diagnostic imaging methods listed above provide all the information needed to create an optimal targeted therapy treatment plan for you:
Targeted therapy treatment offers cancer patients more options beyond standard cancer care: they are specifically designed to target only cancerous cells with a particular mutation. They disrupt specific steps or processes that are unique to the cancer cells in your tumour. Because targeted therapies kill only cancerous cells – and leave your healthy cells to flourish – they offer many benefits compared to standard treatment:
While new drugs are being developed every day that can treat your cancer effectively, many have not yet become fully integrated into standard care. Therefore, the only way to access these beneficial tests and treatments is to reach out to a private precision oncology company such as CTOAM. In future, these advanced tests and targeted therapies will become integrated into the mainstream; however, that might likely be too late for cancer patients who need these tests and treatments now.
Getting access to genetic tests, PET/CT scans, and targeted treatments can be near impossible without a professional service like CTOAM. And we know from first-hand experience that arranging these appointments can be time consuming and stressful. That’s why we take care of it all for you.
It is absolutely worth getting a PET/CT scan if you think you might have cancer, have received a cancer diagnosis, or are currently undergoing treatment. Likewise, it is necessary to get genetic testing if you would like to explore targeted therapy as a treatment option, or if current standard treatment has left you with no options.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more, or gain access to these life-saving tests and treatment, reach out today to speak with CTOAM’s precision oncology specialists.
"I was impressed with the research and knowledge that Alex from CTOAM has. He’s explained everything along the way; I’ve come to trust him implicitly. He always gives me hope, which is a huge benefit. I’d recommend for anyone diagnosed with cancer to give CTOAM a call and use this service. A doctor’s just a doctor – meaning, they don’t have time to do the research that CTOAM does, plus they have to stick with the protocols of standard care." – Damian, CTOAM patient & colon cancer survivor
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