Categories for Cancer Research


How Genomic Profiling Increases Cancer Patients’ Chances of Survival!

Published by on October 3, 2018 1 Comment

In nearly a decade of helping people recover from cancer, CTOAM’s precision oncology specialists have never seen two people with exactly the same cancer. Our specialists have seen people with breast, lung, brain, and prostate cancer, as well as other types of cancer – and, even within the same category, no two people have had the exact same mutations driving their cancer. Therefore, each of our patients has required a unique combination of advanced targeted therapies and nutraceuticals, and sometimes in addition to other treatment interventions. In order to have the best chance of recovery from cancer, your treatment must target your unique genetic mutations. And for that, you need genomic profiling and Precision Oncology’s gene-based approach to cancer care. What is Cancer? Cancer is...
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What if Better Cancer Treatment Already Exists?

Published by on September 30, 2018 | Share your thoughts

What if there were already better cancer treatment options? Better than standard chemotherapy and radiation? There are! We now have more accurate tests and treatments that help cancer patients live longer than standard cancer care. These treatments have already been approved for use in Canada and have recently become part of standard care in the UK. They’re also already used in most top cancer hospitals in the US, like the Mayo Clinic, MD Anderson, and John Hopkins. But, most are not yet available through Canadian public healthcare. It could take upwards of 10 years for these lifesaving treatments to become offered through Canadian public healthcare. That’s where CTOAM comes in. Cancer Treatment Options and Management (CTOAM) is a Canada-based company that specializes in providing Precision Oncology...
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Why You NEED a PET/CT Scan | Newsletter Issue 6

Published by on September 10, 2018 | Share your thoughts

The more you know about cancer care and what your options are, the more options you’ll have and the more confident you can be in the treatment choices that you are making – and that includes understanding the benefits of getting a PET/CT scan.   CTOAM exists to support cancer patients around the globe to access the very best cancer care available, from anywhere in the world, right where you live. Helping cancer patients and their families to be aware of all their options is crucial to our goal of saving lives and improving cancer care for everyone.   One choice you have the power to make, at any stage in your diagnosis or treatment, that has soundly proven its benefit to every stage of...
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The Four Pillars of Precision Oncology | Newsletter Issue 4

Published by on September 10, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Precision Oncology has four distinct steps, also referred to as The Four Pillars of Precision Oncology. Clinical cancer research shows that when cancer patients include just one of these Precision Oncology tools the results are improved survival rates over standard cancer care, with greatly reduced treatment side effects.   Now, what do you think the outcome would be when all four of these life-saving advances are applied to your cancer treatment?   In fact, the data shows that the full Precision Oncology process results in greatly prolonged survival rates, even for patients with inoperable cancers and those who have already exhausted all standard care options. And for those who begin their cancer treatment with Precision Oncology, the outcomes are literally off the charts.   Check out Issue 4 of the CTOAM newsletter to explore the...
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Liquid Biopsies for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Monitoring | Newsletter Issue 3

Published by on September 10, 2018 2 Comments

Each year, there are many new advances in cancer diagnosis and treatment. Liquid Biopsies (tests to determine the presence and type of cancer, using blood instead of a tumour tissue sample) are a new tool in managing cancer and can be used in real-time diagnosis, treatment monitoring, checking for recurrences, and determining if new targeted therapies such as immunotherapy are right for you. Check out Issue 3 of the CTOAM newsletter to see the top life-saving advancements in cancer! Or, read more below. Do you want to have life-saving information delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for our monthly newsletter!   Top Life Saving Advancements in Cancer | Liquid Biopsies LIQUID BIOPSIES To see real life success stories on how CTOAM has used Liquid Biopsies to change lives,...
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What to Expect in Your Free Consultation with CTOAM

Published by on September 8, 2018 1 Comment

If you’d like to learn what happens during a Free Consultation with CTOAM, please explore this helpful guide below. In order to fulfill our goal to provide education and support to as many people as possible about their cancer care options, and how to access them, we offer a free consultation for cancer treatment to cancer patients and their loved ones. Below we’ve added some information which will help you to better understand the scope of things you could accomplish in your consultation and to make sure you get to ask all the questions that are most important to you. Our Co-founder and Director of Scientific Research, Alex Rolland, still conducts these consultations himself because he wants to make sure you get the very best...
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FREE ebook! Precision Oncology: The Evolution Of Cancer Care

Published by on September 7, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Knowledge is power! Get your FREE copy of CTOAM’s Precision Oncology ebook. Just click the link below and start feeling more in control of your cancer care. → CLICK HERE to Download Your Free ebook! What’s inside the CTOAM Precision Oncology ebook? Everything you need to know about the newest science-based approaches to cancer treatment, testing, and diagnostics. Reading the ebook will help you to… → Gain confidence to advocate for yourself and loved ones with your doctor and treatment team → Better understand what cancer really is and how cancer diagnosis & treatment works → Make smart decisions about your cancer care from a place of clarity and understanding → Feel less stressed about moving forward with your cancer treatment → Know how to access the most effective testing and treatment available...
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How Genomic Profiling is Guiding Cancer Treatment

Published by on August 20, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Genomic profiling is approved by the FDA to help guide cancer treatment and clinical trial enrolment for cancer patients. Among other things, this approval allows the genetic test, F1CDx (FoundationOne CDx), to be used as a companion diagnostic test for 15 different targeted therapies used to treat five types of cancer. What is Genomic Profiling for Cancer Treatment? At its most basic, genomic profiling involves testing a patient’s genes – aka tumour DNA sequencing – to identify the exact genetic mutations that are driving that person’s form of cancer. After we identify the person’s genetic mutations, we find a targeted therapy to match. In other words, we find a drug that’s designed specifically to kill the patient’s exact genetic mutations. Not all genetic mutations have...
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Yoga and Lung Cancer: Benefits for Patients and Caregivers

Published by on August 9, 2018 2 Comments

It turns out that yoga and lung cancer are a good match, offering benefits to both lung cancer patients and their caregivers, including stress relief and ease of breath. Read on to explore what a recent study discovered about the connection between dyadic yoga and lung cancer patients. Dyadic Yoga for Lung Cancer Patients and Caregivers Appears to Optimize Treatment While data has already shown some of the effects that yoga has on breast cancer patients, less research has been done regarding lung cancer. Considering the emphasis that yoga places on breathing exercises, researchers wanted to explore whether yoga could reduce patients’ dyspnea (shortness of breath). An important aspect of this study was its emphasis on a dyadic approach: i.e. focusing on the interaction between...
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Immunotherapy for Cancer Treatment | Newsletter Issue 2

Published by on June 1, 2018 | Share your thoughts

Our understanding of cancer is growing exponentially each year, and each year we have new forms of treatments and diagnoses. One of the most promising new life-saving advancements in cancer care is Immunotherapy, which is a way to use your body’s own immune system to eliminate your cancer. Sound too good to be true? Check out Issue 2 of the CTOAM newsletter to see the top life-saving advancements in cancer! Or, read more below. Do you want to have life-saving information delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up for our monthly newsletter! See how Immunotherapy has helped cancer patients like you: → Joan’s story (melanoma) – Joan is now cancer free! → Julio’s story (carcinoma) – Julio is now cancer free! → Damian’s story (colon cancer) → Betty’s story (colon cancer) → Mark’s story (colon cancer)...
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