Has anyone had this test done, and if so was it a successful process, sorry I can't add a link only copy and paste
On Thu, 20 Sep at 12:24 PM , Oncologica Helpdesk <email@example.com> wrote:
Thank you for your request for more information. Here is a brief overview of the Oncofocus® Test and how to request it. I have also attached a leaflet which you may find helpful.
What is Oncofocus?
As you have probably already read, the Oncofocus® test is applicable to rectal cancer and allows us to identify precisely the right targeted therapies/immunotherapies that the patient’s tumour is likely to respond to on the basis of the DNA mutations present in the tumour.
This is called personalised medicine or precision oncology. Targeted therapies are new drugs that specifically hit cancer cells and not the normal cells of the body. This means they can be much more effective than chemotherapy and do not have the associated severe toxic side effects such as hair loss, infections, anaemia, gut toxicity and fatigue. Most targeted therapies are taken as an oral pill and therefore do not need hospital based infusions. We have now updated the Oncofocus® Test to enable us to match the unique mutation profile of the tumour covering 505 genes linked to 770 targeted therapies including immunotherapy. Oncofocus® is able to identify additional treatment options in 90% of patients. I have attached a technical overview with more in depths information including a sample report for your reference.
The Test Request Process
The test request process is really easy and can be requested directly by the patient. Oncofocus® uses the routine pathology biopsy block that has been used to make the initial diagnosis (held at the hospital where the biopsy was taken) and the patient does not require any further tests or consultations.
The cost is €2000 and this includes both the Oncofocus® Test and the Immunofocus (PD-L1) Test and can be ordered by either completing the attached forms and returning to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by going to our website at http://www.oncologica.com/request-oncofocus-test
and using the ‘request a test’ tab.
We will ask you to provide details of the patient and the hospital(s) they have been treated at. We then request the histopathology reports from the hospital(s) which our consultant pathologist will assess and select suitable samples for testing. We arrange for the collection of the sample and shipment to our laboratories. Once we receive both the sample and payment, the test takes 10 working days and a report will be issued indicating the therapies that have been identified as appropriate.
I have attached a Test Request Form. Should you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact me and I can arrange for you to speak to a member of the clinical team if you wish.
Kitty Williams RN
Oncologica Clinical Team
BELOW ARE SOME ADDITIONAL LINKS WHICH YOU MAY FIND INFORMATIVE
> UK CHIEF MEDICAL OFFICER CALLS GENE TESTING A REVOLUTION
> VIDEO TALK ON "THE REVOLUTION IN CANCER TREATMENTS"
Need help before ordering?
Call +44 (0) 1223 785327
Want to read more?
Download Oncofocus Brochure
Want to apply for a test online?
Request a test nowhttp://www.oncologica.com
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