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Patients, Physicians Rely on ChemoFx(R) to Support Their Cancer Treatment Decisions
Date:2/3/2010

ratory for sensitivity and resistance testing. In a controlled environment that closely parallels what happens within the human body itself, those cells are incubated and treated by a fully automated system with a number of chemotherapy and biologic agents selected by that patient's physician.  Precision Therapeutics then sends the physician a report that details how the cancerous cells responded to each drug or chemotherapy combination. Integrating the results with clinical judgment, the physician can then use the report to support his decision on a treatment regimen for the patient, with the tandem objective of eradicating the disease and optimizing quality of life during chemotherapy treatment.

With the national movement toward cancer patient advocacy gaining momentum, those newly diagnosed are now engaging with their treating physician as both patient -- and partner -- in making cancer treatment decisions.  

"Today's cancer patients are informed, empowered self advocates," according to McDonald.  "They want a voice in their own treatment options.  A key discussion points is the topic of personalizing medicine through testing services such as ChemoFx.  Each and every patient's cancer is unique, making the need for individual, custom drug response markers all the more critical to support a patient's treatment plan. They want their first step to be the right step."

"When you're diagnosed with cancer, your strongest ally is information," says McDonald.  "That means talking with your doctor to plan your best course of action together.  We encourage you to test the tumor first, find out how it responds, and based on those findings and your physicians clinical judgment, determine the optimal treatment plan for your individual cancer."

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