Cancer Test - CTC Test
Personalized Cancer Test
What is RGCC Test? What is a CTC blood test? Cancer test cost? Cancer test method?
Personalized Cancer Test
We offer range of RGCC test with CTC method, which its key function is to identify, analyze and screen cancer cells at different stage. The range of tests we provide are designed to achieve three goals:
1) Early detection of cancer
2) Help monitor existing cancers
3) Get a personal profile of which cancer drugs and natural substances can be used to obtain the best therapeutic effect.
Circulating Tumor Cell CTC Tests
These tests can detect circulating tumor cells. These cells have been separated from the original tumor and entered the blood, lymphatic system or another part of the body, and may produce a second type of tumor. The circulating tumor cell is then considered to be a factor that play a significant role in the cancer metastasis process.
Researchers have made significant progress in detecting and separating these cells, but
circulating tumor cell tests are not yet 100% accurate.
Studies have found that in people with certain types of cancer (breast cancer, prostate cancer, pancreatic cancer, colon cancer, and skin cancer), our test has a sensitivity of 87% to circulating tumor cells and a specificity of 83% (Papasotiriou I. et, 2015).
THE SCIENCE BEHIND THIS TYPE OF CANCER DETECTION
Cancer is caused by severely damaged genetic material, which leads to random genetic instability. Everyone has a unique genetic fingerprint. Therefore, each tumor behaves differently in each individual, which is why our highly personalized test is effective.
A study found that in some groups of cancer patients, the ratio of responding to chemotherapy ranges from 100:5-8. (Royal North Shore Hospital ClinOncol (R Coll Radiol) June 2005;17(4):294).
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THIS TEST AND CANCER TREATMENT
Tumors are composed of several cell subgroups, each of which has different characteristics. One of these subgroups: called cancer stem cell-like cells or tumor-initiating cells; these cells dominate whether the tumor is resistant to treatment and the likelihood of recurrence.
The goal of cancer treatment is to destroy cancer cells. When treating patients, most of the cancer cells are destroyed, but some remain.
During the patient’s remission, the remaining cancer stem cells that can survive may spread to other parts of the body. Therefore, doctors need to detect, discover and explore the characteristics of the remaining cancer stem cells. Our test is used to detect under what circumstances [remaining] cancer cells may respond to treatment.
1. Early detection of cancer
Traditional imaging tests for cancer have limited sensitivity. Generally, the cancer is already quite large when the tumor can be detected by imaging. CTC can detect cancer earlier for detailed follow-up when the cancer is yet to be detected by imaging.
2. Help monitor existing cancers
A substantial amount of clinical data found that the level of CTC has an indication of the survival rate of patients. For example, in patients with breast cancer, if the level of CTC is higher, it has an indication that the survival rate is relatively poor. On the other hand, there are clinical data showing that the number of CTCs will decrease as the tumor shrinks.
3）Get a personal profile of which cancer drugs and natural substances can be used to obtain the best therapeutic effect.
The CTC test provides reference for the response of circulating tumor cells to some commonly used chemotherapy drugs, immunotherapy drugs, and integrative cancer treatment drugs. The CTC test can even provide some guidelines for some commonly used nutrients and supplements for cancer patients.
Helping you to make the choice of chemotherapy drugs
There are many kinds of chemotherapeutic drugs. Drug resistance often appears during treatment. And we know that chemotherapy is generally harmful to the body. If there is a test that can help us analyze which chemotherapeutic drug should be selected, then it can reduce a lot of pain for the patient. By the same token, such CTC tests can also help doctors choose targeted drugs and immunotherapy drugs. Of course, the CTC test only gives us useful reference materials, and cannot completely replace the clinical response results.
Most cancer patients will take a lot of supplements, but how should they choose? This CTC test may make a leading assessment of our commonly used anti-cancer supplements and natural remedies. This can undoubtedly help patients make a better choice, strengthen the efficacy of anti-cancer, and also avoid spending wronged money.
Thermal Energy and Radiation Therapy
In addition, these CTC tests can provide an assessment of the sensitivity of cancer cells to hyperthermia or radiation therapy. Through the test of HSP (Heat Shock Protein), we can predict the response of cancer to the above methods.
This CTC test provides information about the effects of specific anticancer drugs, targeted therapies, and natural therapies on the cancer cells of individual patients.
The test combines two procedures, combining molecular and cellular methods: epigenetic analysis and viability analysis.
This test is carried out in an ISO-certified laboratory, which is equipped with the latest technology and special software for data analysis.
The 6 steps for the CTC testing:
Step 1: Make an appointment with our clinic
Step 2: Come to the clinic to see the doctor and perform a blood draw
Step 3: The blood sample will be sent to the advanced laboratory
Step 4: The laboratory performs a series of tests on the samples to detect any potential cancer
Early signs, or monitoring of any existing cancer tumors
Step 5: The laboratory will get the test report ready
Step 6: The doctor explains the test results