THE GENOMIC ERA:
Genomic Diagnostic Tests herald a significant breakthrough in the move away from one size fits all cancer medicine still common in most hospitals today:
Since the mapping of the human genome, about 14 years ago, genomic diagnostic & screening tests can now accurately identify targeted treatments for cancer patients.
These tests lay the foundation for precision medicine, also known as personalised or targeted medicine.
Genomic diagnostic tests can be greatly augmented by pharmacogenomic tests, a blend of pharmacy & genomics. These tests determine whether the patient can metabolise (digest/absorb) the identified treatment successfully. The tests can also determine your ability to metabolise certain botanicals & nutritionals. You can then be sure these will complement your medical treatments.
The two tests have revolutionised cancer medicine. The result? Better outcomes with minimal side effects.
Patients now have a choice between the old & new cancer technologies… What will you do?
Patients enrolled in our Cancer Navigation Packages are referred to world certified genomic diagnostic tests ensuring an accurate diagnosis & identification of target treatments
In some hospitals in the USA Genomic Diagnostics replaces the outdated one size fits all model. No more guesswork
However; one size fits all approaches are still common in…
*Our hospitals – AU & NZ: This is the Gold Standard of Cancer Care. Hospitals are limited by finances, pharmaceutical companies, politics & insurance protocols.
*Supplements, super-foods or extreme diet approaches erroneously assume patients are genetically the same & can all metabolise essential ingredients & constituents similarly.
*Generic advice from Dr Google, family, friends, workmates is by nature, one size fits all, and may do more harm than good, can even cause or accelerate cancer.
Genome Mag – understanding the outdated one size fits all approach:
“Most often today, your treatment plan isn’t about you specifically. It’s what doctors would give to anyone with the same condition — your neighbour, the hot dog vendor, or the prime minister of Bangladesh. Most cancer medicine revolves around “standards of care,” that is providing the best courses of prevention or treatment for the average person on the street.
With breast cancer, for example, those standards mean self-exams and mammograms after a set age and the usual chemotherapy, surgery to treat a tumour if one is found.If the first treatment doesn’t work, doctors and patients move on to the next one and the next. It’s trial and error, with life on the line.
But each cancer in each person has its own genetic makeup – each tumour is a unique character with unique tendencies and vulnerabilities. In some cases, the current standard of care may be the safest, most sensible option, but it’s also one size fits all.
Sometimes that’s sufficient, but not always.” Genome Mag
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