Cancer Remains Deadly
The Cancer Stem Cells
It is the medical consensus that cancer stem cells are responsible for metastasis, recurrence and therapy resistance.
Cancer Stem Cell Clusters
Cancer stem cells are circulating in cancer patient's blood. They are rare and hard to find.
The most malignant travel in clusters.
Multiple Myeloma B Cell Cluster
Captured using the CSC3 System
The LiveCap MDx™ Process
The LiveCap MDx™ Process takes liquid biopsies to the next level.
Capture live cancer stem cells and clusters from patient blood
Next generation sequencing
Single cell sequencing and comprehensive analysis identify optimal therapy
Test recommended therapy on captured and live patient cells
Optimized personalized therapy
Patient receives optimized combination therapy targeting bulk and Cancer Stem Cells
Have you ever talked to a cancer patient?
They are ALWAYS worrying about if and when their cancer returns.
They ALWAYS feel like a patient.
The LiveCap MDx™ Process is a path to a cure, enabling patients to become people again.
enabling patients to become people again
Cancer is a disease of our DNA.
Watch “The Anatomy of Cancer” to learn more
The origins of cancer typically begin with a break in the DNA (mutations) within our cells. The DNA mutations result in erroneous signaling messages to the cells causing uncontrolled cell growth. New research on tumors using next generation DNA sequencing technology suggests each person’s cancer is genetically unique. The treatment implications from these findings are profound since it indicates therapy should be tailored or ‘targeted’ to the individual patient. This paradigm is commonly referred to as ‘Personalized Medicine’, ‘Precision Medicine’ or ‘Targeted Therapy’.
DNA breaks or changes are called mutations. Modern cancer treatment requires DNA analysis (genetic sequencing analysis of the tumor) to identify what ‘Personalized Medicine’ is best.
Targeted therapy and personalized medicine
Mutations or breaks in the DNA can accumulate in adult tissue stem cells sometimes becoming Cancer Stem Cells which begin growing tumors.
What is a Cancer Stem Cell?
More Scientific Depth
Cancer Stem Cells: New Frontier in Cancer Research
Presented by Dr. Max Wicha
University of Michigan, Comprehensive Cancer Center