Cancer Profile Test
The Cancer Profile test is based on the premise that detectable biochemical changes occur in the human body during its transformation into a cancerous state. It is composed of 8 tests: HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin), tested under 3 different angles, serum chemiluminescence assay and immunoradiometric assay, and urine quantitative chemiluminescence assay; the PHI (phosphohexose isomerase enzyme); CEA (carcinoembryonic antigen); GGTP (gamma-glutamyltranspeptidase);TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone); and DHEA-S (dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate). Dr. Schandl, the developer of this test, has observed marker elevations in patients as many as 10 to 12 years prior to diagnosis. Knowing that the developmental process of cancer takes 10 to12 years, one may be able to detect the very beginning of cancer, allowing plenty of time to make lifestyle adjustment corrections and take in key supplements and other holistic techniques in order to avoid carcinogenesis.
This test can be used not only for early detection, but also for clinical laboratory follow-up and monitoring disease reduction or progression. Consider the fact, testing for HCG alone can result in approximately 30% false negative results. The entire Cancer Profile may miss only 10-15% cancer positive patients. (1) This test can be ordered directly from the producer, located in Florida, US. (2)
Reference and Precision Sources
1. One of the problems with conventional oncology is that the doctors have used a “one-size-fits-all” approach and therefore the drugs too often fail with life altering consequences. With chemo-sensitivity and genomic testing, some semblance of “precision” and individualized medicine is achieved. The personalized approach is to identify the circulating Tumor Cells, (CTCs) and Cancer Stem Cells (CSCs) to see what natural and chemical substances they are most sensitive to. The procedure consists in remove some of the patient’s blood which can then be harvested so that cancer cells and the cancer stem can be grown in petri dishes, where various pharmaceutical and natural substances are introduced. After 48 hours, each substance is measured to see how effective it is in terms of cancer cell and cancer stem cell apoptosis or necrosis. In this realm, the most popular test is the GreekTest which checks 49 chemo drugs and 50 natural biologic substances such as enzymes, Poly MVA, Vitamin D3, fermented soy extract, mistletoe, SOD, burdock complex, B 17. The patient also have the option of sending 2 specific natural substances that are not on the Greek test list. Based on the results of the test, the practitioner can learn the following: (a) which specific genes are involved in the growth of the cancer, (b) the effectiveness of drugs and natural substances. Thanks to this data, a precise and individualized protocol can be ascertained. Sloane Kettering and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston are beginning to use the test after have received a $15 million dollar grant from the Stand up to Cancer Telethon. For more details, see this Source.
2. The uniqueness of the Cancer Profile is that it combines a number of tests which, by themselves, might not be indicative enough, but together provide an impressive level of accuracy and precision.Looking at three cancer markers together (HCG, PHI, CEA), 221 positives in 240 breast cancer patients (92 percent) were detected. Of lung-cancer patients, 127 of 129 (97 percent) were correctly diagnosed. And with colon-cancer patients, 55 positives out of 59 patients (93 percent) were correctly identified. In this perspective, a study reported in 1987 a tumor marker CEA showed to be sensitive in cases of metastasized bone cancer, while PHI was elevated in cancers of other organs. However, when CEA and PHI were combined, overall sensitivity was increased considerably [Paulick, R., et al., Cancer Detect Prev, 1987, 10 (3-4): 197-203].