Signatera

1 year 1 month ago #61528 by Jnani
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My prof. who never responded to my email about Signatera, said to me earlier this week,  on the way to the Cystoscopy room :  "I am telling you in advance that I am not going to refer to this 'science fiction' (Signatera) before it becomes formal and included in protocols" 

I may try to communicate with the 2 oncologists.  If I will manage and will learn anything worthy, I will share it here.

Dear Sara-Anne,  the fact that I kept checking, after reading your advice from last month, of course does Not imply any undermining of your knowledge and understanding in this field.  My approach is explore-anything, and since one of the Israeli oncologists indicated that this can be used as a routine test for balder cancer, I think it is worth checking.   Thank you very much for the countless times of helping everybody here!  

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1 year 2 months ago - 1 year 2 months ago #61499 by Jnani
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As far as Prof. Nir Peled (www.szmc.org.il/eng/Departments/Oncology/Staff/) is quoted accurately by this news channel, he does speak about using the test routinely for early detection of recurrences. 

A free translation: "We can monitor the patient regularly, do the same blood test every few months with the specific stamp appropriate for his tumor, and detect a recurrence of the disease very early, long before we see anything in the body"

Prof. Peled is a colleague of the Prof. who treats me, so I guess I will know better sometime soon and will update here.

Thanks again.

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1 year 2 months ago #61492 by Jnani
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Thank you Sara Anne.

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1 year 2 months ago #61491 by sara.anne
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Signatera tests in cases of colon cancer have been shown to probably be LESS sensitive to recurrences that the current standard of monitoring,.

www.precisiononcologynews.com/cancer/natera-minimal-residual-disease-test-value-called-question-city-hope-crc-patient-data#.Y5DfXHbMJPY

Sara Anne

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1 year 2 months ago #61490 by Jnani
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Hello to All,

I came across a TV interview with 2 Oncologists (one of them is the head of the oncological center in the hospital I am treated at)
It was said that blood-test Signatera (www.natera.com/) which is considered as highly sensitive, suits bladder cancer.
I have forwarded the info to my Prof. and awaiting his opinion
Sharing also with you dear friends.
If this has been discussed/thought of, I will of course be happy to learn

Good health!

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