Till now, tissue biopsies represent the standard test of tumor diagnosis. Unfortunately tissue biopsy only reflects a single point in time of a single site of the tumor. This inadequacy for the comprehensive characterization of a patient’s tumor can be overcome with liquid biopsy.
Datar Cancer Genetics Limited offers liquid biopsy for cancer diagnosis with CancertrackTM, which is a simple and non-invasive alternative to surgical biopsies which enables doctors to discover a range of information about a tumor through a simple blood sample.
CancertrackTM is useful for cancer patients where:
Diagnosis is required as a supplement to conventional biopsy
Newly diagnosed patient requires more robust molecular diagnosis before initiation of therapy
Cancer has metastasized
Patient is under treatment for cancer
Patient is in remission / a cancer survivor and needs monitoring
Cancer is not responding satisfactorily to therapy
HOW IT WORKS?
Cancer cells are released from the group of cancerous cells called tumors
These circulating cancer cells can be found in various body fluids such as blood, brain fluid (CSF) or urine
CancertrackTM detects these circulating tumor cells to provide noninvasive monitoring of cancer in real-time
How it will help you?
What Cancertrack can reveal?
Cancer is best managed by a treatment plan that stays one step ahead of the tumor. However, conventional techniques such as imaging or scans take more time to detect whether or not the treatment is working or it has failed. Datar Cancer Genetics Limited offers the ability for clinicians to quickly determine if the cancer is responding to the therapy or is progressing. This information is now available through CancertrackTM
- Indication of cancerous activity in the body
- Indication of molecular dynamics in real-time
- Indication of therapy success
- Molecular signs of drug resistance
- Indication of Loss of Heterozygosity (LOH) + Copy Number Alteration (CNA)
- Indication of cancer evolution
- Point Mutations
- Copy Number Alterations
- Fusions / Rearrangements
How is CancertrackTM validated?
CancertrackTM has been validated clinically on several hundred samples and the process validation meets and exceeds the claimed sensitivity and specificity. All processes of the company comply with ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 15189:2012, besides compliance to CAP guidelines. All CancertrackTM reports are reviewed by our experienced and qualified Molecular Tumor Board comprising of experts in the field. Our counsellors and experts are available for ongoing support.
Why is early detection of molecular dynamics of cancer critical?
The molecular evolution of the tumor including tumor size and molecular diversity, is a continuous process, which is progressing at enormous speed. There are many strategies and drugs available today that can intercept cancerous growth effectively. Thus, earlier detection of the primary / recurrence / drug resistance is essential for an Oncologist to make informed decisions.
How frequently is it necessary to do the test?
CancertrackTM should ideally be performed at every important milestone in the fight against cancer and especially when the tumor has disappeared from conventional imaging / patient is under follow-up for recurrence monitoring.
What sample is required for the test?
We require 10-15 mL of blood in our special kits. Blood can be collected as per your convenience.