Area of application
The Mark53® analysis is relevant for all cancer patients, who are due to undergo a chemotherapy or radiation therapy since it is a matter of selecting the most efficient therapy from the possible therapies available. This means that a Mark53®Analyse is always expedient for every cancer patient with a malignant tumour.
The result of the Mark53® analysis indicates which substance groups, or rather chemotherapies, will most likely be effective in fighting against a tumour and which will most likely be ineffective.
The Mark53® analysis does not guarantee the healing of cancer!
However, with the help of the Mark53® analysis, the attending physician is already able to evaluate the likely efficacy of diverse chemotherapeutic substance prior to the start of treatment and thus opt for a therapy to suit the individual. In this way, it is possible to significantly increase the efficacy of both the chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Possibilities and limitations of the Mark53® analysis
- The Mark53® analysis enables the recognition of changes in the p53 gene in the tumour tissue with utmost sensitivity and specificity
- The Mark53® analysis and subsequent interpretations of the results may only be undertaken by trained specialists.
- The result of the Mark53® analysis serves for the assessment of the likely efficacy of a cancer treatment. In this way, doctors are given support in the identification of suitable chemotherapeutic substances for the treatment of their cancer patients.
- The result of the Mark53® analysis not only serves for the diagnosis of cancer, but also for the better matching of the cancer therapy to the individual tumour.