R.G.C.C. Diagnostic Testing
RGCC Greek Testing & Therapies offer compassionate, personalized, and effective diagnosis and treatment options for cancer and chronic illness such as Lyme Disease.
If you are coping with a cancer diagnosis, have suspicion of cancer in yourself or a loved one, or have been wondering whether your previous cancer care has left you fully cancer free, you may be encouraged to learn about RGCC blood tests, also known as “The Greek Tests.”
Research Genetic Cancer Center has developed a test to explore the possibilities a personalized treatment approach can offer you through individual testing. You are a unique person, and so is your dis-ease.
PERSONALIZED CANCER TESTING
Personalized treatment of cancer
R.G.C.C. Group offers a range of individualized tests from a world-class molecular oncology laboratory based in Northern Greece.
Benefits of RGCC Testing
Detect early signs of a developing cancer
Help to monitor existing cancers
Produce an individual profile of which cancer drugs and which natural substances can be used to achieve the best treatment outcomes.
CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS
CTC’s are cancer cells that have broken away from the primary tumor and have entered the bloodstream where they circulate and have the potential to generate metastatic disease and secondary tumors. These cells can be isolated and identified, and there is growing interest in their detection for the following purposes.
The early detection and diagnosis of new cancers
Monitoring existing cancers
Prognosis – providing information about the risk of recurrence of a current or old cancer
R.G.C.C. Group offers general assays for CTCs and for specific cancers, including breast, colorectal, prostate, malignant melanoma and sarcomas.
There is a growing interest in personalized treatments and the identification of suitable treatments that may work best for individuals with cancer. Chemosensitivity testing is one method of doing this.
Cancer doctors primarily rely on the standard analysis of large treatment trials to decide which drugs to use for specific cancers. Chemosensitivity testing involves testing individual cancer cells in the laboratory to see which drugs and which natural substances demonstrate the best response.
Chemosensitivity testing provides information and guidance about the treatments and, in particular, what treatments may be best suited to the individual in clinical practice.
The R.G.C.C. Group test is a blood test (or sometimes tissue). Tumor cells are identified and isolated from the sample for the following analysis…
Viability testing of chemotherapy drugs
Genetic profiling for guidance about targeted therapies e.g. monoclonal antibodies
Viability testing (and identification of mechanisms of action) of natural substances may be used as part of a complementary treatment strategy
The results are presented in a written report which the doctor can use to help guide treatment options and choices. In addition, R.G.C.C. Group can provide information about how an individual will ‘handle’ specific chemotherapy agents. Our genetic makeup determines whether we are ‘accumulators’ or ‘rapid metabolizers’ of certain drugs.
This can play a critical role in determining how effective a specific treatment is likely to be for us, and how significant the side effects will be. R.G.C.C. Group is a world class laboratory which specializes in medical genetics and in particular cancer genetics, providing a global service.
The tumor is consisted from several subgroups of cells (subpopulations) with different features. One of the subset actually drives the progress of the disease, the resistance to therapy and the relapse. This subset is called tumor initiating cells. When a patient is treated and the cancer cells may be destroyed, then when the compatible diagnostic does not discover any signal, the cancer cells may consist a population of 10^9 to 10^12 cells. This limit defines the remission stage of a patient. At that stage only the tumor initiating cells may survive and colonize into distant organs and generate metastases in time.
Hence the usage of the R.G.C.C. Group test is to detect in which therapeutic approach the cancer cell may respond and also during remission, it is essential to detect, discover and explore the features of the disseminated tumor initiating cells, in order to delay further the risk of relapse and also to generate options to treat even these kinds of cells. The main goal is to discover, analyze and screen the cancer cells in every step of the disease.