Oncogene Examination

What is Oncogene Examination?

We investigate gene mutations involved in “cancerization” of normal cells, evaluate the risk of existence of “a trace of cancer cells” in a molecular level, which is not able to detect by imaging diagnosis, and diagnose cancer at an extremely early stage.

In addition, we reveal invisible “cancer risk,” and provide new indicators for “cancer prevention” and “prevention of cancer recurrence.”

Due to various life factors (habit or environment), multiple genes in normal cells are damaged, and many “cancer cells” are generated.
In many cases, “cancer cells” are generated and proliferated, in the following process.

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.
  • Safety
    Because we only use about 20 cc of withdrawn blood for the examination, there is no worry about adverse effects on the human body like radiation exposure or strong electromagnetic waves etc.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

We use state-of-the-art equipment such as DNA chips, sequencers, and real-time PCRs, depending on the examinations, to perform mutation and methylation analyses.
  • Examination Methods
    We use blood samples.
  • Costs
    Please note that these examinations are not covered by health insurance.

How to apply for Oncogene Examination

  1. 1 Please visit our clinic directly.
  2. 2 We explain about the examination and the consent form; if you understand and agree to everything, please sign the consent form.
  3. 3 We will collect specimens.
  4. 4 We will inform your test results at a later date. It takes about 4 weeks.

Oncogene Examination