by Personal Genome Diagnostics
Cancer is a genetic disease driven by mutations in genes that convert normal cells into cancer cells. Normally, the genes within a cell serve as the instruction manual for how the cell behaves and performs. In cancer, mutations within key genes cause uncontrollable growth and invasion.
What is CANCERSELECT™ / CANCERCOMPLETE™?
These are tests to identify specific information about your tumor and its genetic makeup.
1. CANCERSELECT™ looks at the 88 most important cancer genes of high clinical and biological significance.
2. CANCERCOMPLETE™ comprehensively looks at 20,766 genes in the cancer cells.
With CANCERSELECT™ and CANCERCOMPLETE™, you can obtain the unique genetic information about your cancer in order to make informed decisions. These results enable your healthcare team to create a personalized treatment plan based on the most up to date therapies and clinical trials.
For further information on these tests, please visit www.mypersonalgenome.com
Who are eligible for CANCERSELECT™ and CANCERCOMPLETE™ ?
This test is suitable for any patient with a cancer diagnosis that has been confirmed with a biopsy, but typically it is used for later stage cancer patients who have exhausted first line treatment.
CANCERSELECT™ and CANCERCOMPLETE™ FAQs
[accordion][accordion-item title="How do I get tested?"]Speak to your doctor. Once your doctor orders a test for you from us, we will take care of the rest. The clinic will take saliva and tumour samples, and send it to the lab for testing. Once the testing is completed, a report will be sent to your doctor who will then go through and explain your results to you, and suggest the next steps.[/accordion-item][accordion-item title="Can I use any other sample collection kit which is not provided by PGDx?"]No! Our processes have been optimized and validated with the kits we provide.[/accordion-item][accordion-item title="Which completed forms must accompany my sample?"]The clinic will help you complete and sign an Informed Consent Form. This form will be submitted with the sample. The consent form will be used to match your sample to the test request submitted by the doctor, and is needed to let the lab know that you have agreed to send your sample for the test. Samples received without these forms cannot be processed, as your consent is required to test your sample.[/accordion-item][accordion-item title="Who will receive the test results?"]Personal Genome Diagnostics will provide your test report to the healthcare professional who ordered the test.[/accordion-item][accordion-item title="Why are the results of testing sent directly to the ordering healthcare professional rather than the patient or parent of a patient?"]Results are sent to the ordering healthcare professional as they would need to discuss the results, result interpretation, treatment management, and any follow-up testing with you.[/accordion-item][/accordion]