What is IndiTreat®?
IndiTreat® is a functional cancer test that predicts which drug or drug combination is most effective on each patient’s tumor. IndiTreat® predicts both treatment efficiency and resistance.
Is the IndiTreat® test suitable for me?
IndiTreat is developed for patients with solid tumors helping the oncologist to decide which medical treatment is most suited to target the patient’s tumor. At the moment IndiTreat is available for Colorectal Cancer and clinical studies are under way for Ovarian and Pancreatic cancer.
Can an IndiTreat® test be performed at any time?
If you and your doctor decide to have an IndiTreat test undertaken, you will have a tissue biopsy procedure scheduled. This can be both a needle biopsy from metastases in the liver, from the tumor in the bowel during colonoscopy or from resected tissue after surgery. The tissue sample will be sent to the 2cureX central laboratory. Within two weeks, your doctor will receive the test result from 2cureX and will be able to discuss it with you. In a few patients it may be that the tissue sample contains too few tumor cells for the test procedure to be performed. If so a new tissue sample can be performed.
How can I get the IndiTreat® test done?
You cannot request the test yourself. Your doctor must verify that the test is relevant for you and it is she/him who can request the test at 2cureX.
Will I be cured with IndiTreat®?
IndiTreat® is not a treatment or a drug, but a functional test to predict how sensitive your tumor is towards different cancer drugs. With the result of the IndiTreat® test, you can discuss and decide with your doctor which treatment is the best for you.
Why should I choose IndiTreat®?
The IndiTreat® test can help you by predicting which drugs you will benefit the most from and which drugs your tumor is resistant to. The purpose is to help treating your disease optimally and to avoid wasting time and risk side effects from inefficient treatment.
How is a tumor sample for the IndiTreat® test obtained?
The doctor will take a small tissue sample from the tumor itself or from a metastasis for example in the liver during an ultrasonic guided needle biopsy. The tissue sample is then sent to 2cureX laboratory.
How long does it take for the result to arrive?
The result of the IndiTreat test is available within two weeks and is immediately forwarded to your doctor.
Where is the IndiTreat® test performed?
The IndiTreat® test is conducted in the central laboratories of 2cureX in Copenhagen, Denmark or Hamburg, Germany. Our laboratory meets all the required quality requirements and is certified accordingly.