What are the novel cancer therapies ?
In the last 10 years, major advances in understanding how cancers behave have given doctors the opportunity to select treatments based on the presence of specific biomarkers and to personalize a treatment plan for each patient. Tumor profiling can help not only to increase chances of survival, but also to avoid unnecessary treatments and potential toxicity. While chemotherapies act on all rapidly dividing cells, normal and tumor, find out how these new therapies work to treat cancer patients.
- Targeted therapies neutralize the tumor by acting on specific targets (changes in the cancer cells) involved in its spread or causing its growth. They act only on the cells containing these targets, so mostly on the cancer cells.
- Hormone therapy uses drugs to block or lower the hormone level in the body, in order to slow down or stop the growth of some cancers, for example, for hormone-receptor-positive breast cancers (HR+) and some prostate cancers.
- Immunotherapy is a way to stimulate the patient’s immune system to destroy their cancer cells. Some drugs recognize specific molecules on the surface of cancer cells while others can bind to the immune cells to help them kill cancer cells. Read how OncoDNA is helping oncologists selecting immunotherapy for their patients.
- Proton therapy is considered to be the most advanced form of radiation therapy. It is particularly appropriate in situations where treatment options are limited and conventional radiotherapy presents unacceptable risks to patients (for example cancers of the eye and brain, head and neck, prostate, liver, lung and breast and pediatric cancers).
Why choose OncoDNA ?
How well does it work ?
Based solely on tumor DNA analysis, we are able to find a targeted therapy for approximately 25% of patients. But since we also look at other characteristics of the cells, we can identify potential good responders for immunotherapy or evaluate which chemotherapy options have more chances of succeeding. We’ve been able to help many patients with our solutions.
How do I talk about it with my doctor ?
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