What is Oncogene Examination?
Purpose of Genetic Examination
- Extremely Early Diagnosis
- We evaluate the risk of existence of “a trace of cancer cells” in a molecular or cellular level, even for extremely small cancer (5 mm or less) that can not be confirmed by image diagnosis or endoscopic examination etc., by analyzing DNA or RNA etc. released into the blood from cancer cells.
In this manner, we aim for early detection, early treatment, and improvement of cure rate by realizing extremely early diagnosis (risk assessment of pre-cancer status).
- Preventive Management
- We evaluate, on a continuing basis, the risk for existence of “a trace of cancer cells” that can not be confirmed by image diagnosis or endoscopic examination etc., the risk for “cancerization” due to genetic mutation, and so on, and provide the best prevention management directions suitable for each patient’s characteristics and lifestyle habits.
In this manner, we aim for the establishment of effective cancer prevention, prevention of cancer onset, and early cancer detection.
- Recurrence Prevention Management
- We evaluate “cancer recurrence risk” after the cancer treatment, from “a trace of cancer cells” that can not be confirmed by imaging diagnosis.
After the cancer treatment, we examine and track the status of methylation, mutation, and RNA expression level of cancer-related genes, by genetic examination in regular checkups on a continuing basis, and evaluate the risk whether “cancer recurrence ongoing or cancer improving,” and provide useful information for preventive measures guidance against recurrence according to individual condition.
- Because we only use about 20 cc of withdrawn blood for the examination, there is no worry about adverse effects on the human body like radiation exposure or strong electromagnetic waves etc. used in other imaging diagnostics.
Site-specific “cancer-related genes” (Major ones)
About Gene Analysis
About Genetic Examination Technology
- Examination Methods
- We use blood samples.
- Please note that these examinations are not covered by health insurance.
How to apply for Oncogene Examination
- 1 Please visit our clinic directly.
- 2 We explain about the examination and the consent form; if you understand and agree to everything, please sign the consent form.
- 3 We will collect specimens.
- 4 We will inform your test results at a later date. It takes about 4 weeks.