The medical community has traditionally categorized and addressed cancer based on its anatomical location, such as breast, lung, or leukemia.
However, in a significant shift, the FDA has recently begun approving treatments that are determined by the genetic characteristics of the cancer, rather than its site of origin.
Advancements in DNA sequencing have made it faster and more affordable for patients to gain insights into their genetic codes, enabling a deeper understanding of how genetic alterations can contribute to diseases like cancer.
This sequencing technology empowers us to identify similarities between genetic mutations in different types of cancer. For example, a genetic mutation found in breast cancer may share common features with one associated with colon cancer. In such cases, a patient with this form of breast cancer might benefit from a treatment typically used for colon cancer, rather than the conventional breast cancer therapies.
This innovative approach represents a promising path toward effectively treating cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.
The human genome. So far, the most advanced test that is still in R&D but has been announced is a test that could detect up to 14 genes mutation. Until 2022 the only Leukemia test done were testing 2 genes mutation.
LENA Q51® by Alercell is detecting 51 genes mutation thus a very significant technological and medical advance.
The process is spectacular as the test can be administered in a qPCR machine and deliver the results within less than 3 hours. Compared to the current detection system for Leukemia the process is light speed ahead. In the traditional system to detect Leukemia, you need to undertake blood tests followed by bone marrow biopsy. It is time consuming, and it is a subjective interpretation as cytology remains to the human interpretation. This process takes an average of 3 to 6 weeks.
LENA Q51® takes less than 3 hours through a simple blood test
LENA Q51® is a breakthrough technology of Alercell-Oncology.
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