Categorizing tumors by cell type and not the organ they grow in may alter treatment, experts say
by Gdpawel on Sun Jul 11, 2004 12:00 AM
by survivor1dallas on Wed Dec 22, 2010 03:52 AM
Dallas, Tx. Dr. June Meymand 972-661-8140 chemosensitivity testing for Dallas patients. Great test and doctor who interprets them for us lay people. I am staying at the clinic now and it is amazing to see the other people helped and how the individual plans are developed.
Best Wishes and Happy Holidays, BT
by greatdad on Thu Dec 23, 2010 02:27 PM
Does anyone know where they do chemosensitivity testing in Canada?
by Lizabeth1999 on Thu Dec 23, 2010 02:41 PM
The downside to this is that the sensitivity testing may come up with results that are not in the approved protocol for your type of cancer. For example, you have head and neck cancer and the test shows that you are senstive to chemo agents used for treating colorectal cancer. And then there's the rub....
Without it being an approved treatment protocol for your type of cancer, the roadblocks begin.
Don't get me wrong. We did this kind of testing and I thought it was hugely beneficial and extremely informative, and if it helps one person, one person at a time is enough. Unfortunately, there is still so much push back from mainstream medicine and what's accepted and what is not.....it is just an uphill battle. Not to mention that many oncologists will tell you that these tests have not been "validated" yet, so patients might not find doctors willing to collaborate.
Thanks for posting the information. I think it's a huge step in the right direction and I am thankful we did the testing.
by Gdpawel on Wed Feb 02, 2011 02:14 AM
by jeannemac452 on Wed Feb 02, 2011 04:00 AM
My husband was diagnosed with stage 4 nsclc and was told to get paliative care from MSKCC. A friend suggested the Weisenthal Cancer Center in Ca. (we live in NJ). They came up with a regimen that treated my husband. Unfortunately, he died but not from the cancer. I have met a number of people who were told to go home and get their affairs in order from Sloane Kettering and then went to Weisenthal. One particular woman, who I still remain very good friends, is now alive 23 years later. Another young man 30 ish was suffering from pancreatic cancer. He, too, was told to get his affairs in order. His protocol was not one that was used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer but it worked for him. I met him a few years after his treatment and he was doing wonderfully. I cannot understand why the mainstream medical profession is not following this new form of treatment. I can only guess it has something to do with $$$$.
by Gdpawel on Mon Mar 07, 2011 11:27 PM
by ynouhi on Fri Mar 25, 2011 08:05 PM
Check out DiaTech Oncology in Montreal, the MiCK assay is a chemotherapy drug sensitivity microculture assay.
by Gdpawel on Sun Jul 31, 2011 02:58 AM
by jenmas on Tue Jan 24, 2012 06:11 PM
On Dec 23, 2010 2:27 PM greatdad wrote: Does anyone know where they do chemosensitivity testing in Canada?
On Dec 23, 2010 2:27 PM greatdad wrote:
Hi - did you ever receive a reply on chemo tesing in Canada? I've been looking for someone here also and cannot find anyone. Thanks for your help! Jen
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