Chemo Sensitivity Test

zenisthou
zenisthou Member Posts: 26
Dear Ladies,

Since I will have second debulking surgery on 7/22 (it will be a HIPEC surgery), I have decided to send the cancer cell sample to the lab for chemo sensitivity test. I have been told by a friend who is a medical oncologist in Ohio about this testing. He refers his patient to the lab to do the test to narrow down the chemo so that the patient will not have to go through unncessary chemo. He told me the accurate rate is about 80%. He even had patient who had recurrent OC but successfully picked right chemo and have been in remission for more than 5 years.

Just want to share this information with all my teal friends here.

For information about the test, here's the link:

http://www.rational-t.com/

Tracy

Comments

  • mom2greatkids
    mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
    Tracy, I know a lady who was
    Tracy, I know a lady who was diagnosed stage 3c last August. Her cancer was so bad that they did 4 months of chemo before her surgery. She said that they sent her tissues off. She's had the surgery, 4 more rounds of chemo including HIPEC. She's now in remission. It's amazing how far treatments have come.
  • zenisthou
    zenisthou Member Posts: 26

    Tracy, I know a lady who was
    Tracy, I know a lady who was diagnosed stage 3c last August. Her cancer was so bad that they did 4 months of chemo before her surgery. She said that they sent her tissues off. She's had the surgery, 4 more rounds of chemo including HIPEC. She's now in remission. It's amazing how far treatments have come.

    Do you know which lab she use?
    Thanks for your update. There are several different labs to do the similar test but with different methodology. Do you know which lab your friend use? I would like to send the sample to different lab if possible.

    Thanks.

    Tracy
  • Tethys41
    Tethys41 Member Posts: 1,376 Member
    zenisthou said:

    Do you know which lab she use?
    Thanks for your update. There are several different labs to do the similar test but with different methodology. Do you know which lab your friend use? I would like to send the sample to different lab if possible.

    Thanks.

    Tracy

    Clearity Foundation
    You might be interested in checking into the Clearity Foundation for tumor blueprinting.
    http://www.clearityfoundation.org/
    I've heard some remarkable stories about people who found out their tumors were sesitive to some non-tratitional ovarian cancer treatments.
  • mom2greatkids
    mom2greatkids Member Posts: 528
    zenisthou said:

    Do you know which lab she use?
    Thanks for your update. There are several different labs to do the similar test but with different methodology. Do you know which lab your friend use? I would like to send the sample to different lab if possible.

    Thanks.

    Tracy

    I believe she said it was in
    I believe she said it was in PA. I will talk to her in a few days and if I don't forget, I will ask her and let you know.
  • zenisthou
    zenisthou Member Posts: 26
    Tethys41 said:

    Clearity Foundation
    You might be interested in checking into the Clearity Foundation for tumor blueprinting.
    http://www.clearityfoundation.org/
    I've heard some remarkable stories about people who found out their tumors were sesitive to some non-tratitional ovarian cancer treatments.

    Clearity Foundation
    Tethys41,

    Thank you so much for the information. The organization do research for Ovarian cancer only. They use different methodology from the Rational Therapeutics. But the Clearity takes insurance, while the Rational doesn't. I will ask my surgeon to order the Clearity service too.

    Thank you again. Please take care.

    Tracy