Did Your Cancer Return?
Take Control of Your Future
If your cancer has returned, finding the most advanced treatment for you is more critical than ever. Chances are, you relied on the standard treatment of care to address your initial cancer diagnosis. Standard treatments are a starting point, but now you need a personalized treatment plan that expands the options previously introduced to you.
Take Control of Your Future
Your tumor tissue holds valuable information to finding the potential options where standard treatments simply lack the science. If you preserved your tissue at first diagnosis, SpeciCare can retest for new drug options that previously were unavailable.
If you did not collect your living tumor tissue, it’s not too late. Science has proven there is great knowledge to be gained from tumor tissue, an item commonly used by pathology and then thrown away as medical waste. Today, we now know living tumor tissue may be the key to unlocking new personalized treatment options and revelations in cancer care. By saving and preserving live tumor tissue, we can offer individuals a new and significant validation step to identify effective therapies designed for long-term survival. Preserved tissue may also enable the 85% of patients being treated in their local communities access to leading-edge solutions that transcend geographic boundaries.
You get one chance to save your tumor tissue, don’t let it go to waste.
This critical pre-surgical decision allows you to:
- Take control of your journey
- Secure ownership of your valuable tumor tissue
- Receive personalized options now and later
- Limit unnecessary toxicities
- Stay home while your tissue travels in search of world class care
- Test your tissue against more than 300 drugs to provide individualized data on the treatments that perform most effectively
- Receive innovative treatment options without you being the guinea pig
What options can saving my tumor tissue provide?
Standard vs. Precision Medicine
(Only 10% of patients)
Individual Precision Medicine
Storing Your Tissue
The SpeciCare Process
SpeciCare collects, tests and preserves live tumor tissue for all types of cancers for physician and patient-directed use to create new treatment opportunities and clinically actionable research information back to our patients.
Connect with a patient advocate to discuss your cancer journey, sign our SpeciDirective to take personal ownership of your tumor tissue, and SpeciConsent. Your patient advocate is available to answer any questions you have along the way.
Our SpeciKit® will be mailed to you for use day of surgery.
Bring the kit with you to your surgery. Simple instructions will outline the process for your surgeon to collect and ship your tumor to us.
Once your SpeciKit® is received, we will send you a report from a board-certified pathologist indicating the volume of stored tissue successfully preserved and ready for your use.
We’re here to help guide you and your physician on how to best use your tumor tissue today and in the future.
“Our Individual Precision Medicine process developed with SpeciCare takes living tissue from the patient to preserve in several formats, thereby maximizing opportunities for its use for the patient’s benefit. This biological material is preserved using advanced cryopreservation methods that are consistent with industry-leading biorepositories and in vitro fertilization clinics worldwide. All tissue is reviewed by ASCP-certified Cytotechnologists and Pathologists to document its content and quality.
We are pleased with this medical advancement because it empowers the patient to take part in their own outcomes. By preserving cells and tissue from the patient and giving them ownership, they become an active participant in the treatment process. Together with SpeciCare, we believe by increasing the availability of high-quality specimens, cancer treatment can evolve to a more informed and targeted process at the individual level.”
Dr. Carol C. Eisenhut MD, MBA, President, DCL Pathology, SpeciCare Partner
Benefits to storing living tumor tissue
Storing tumor tissue opens the door to significant opportunities for long-term survival, including creating access to researchers, clinical trials, ex vivo therapy testing, clinical vaccines, organoid creation and more. More than half of patients who store their tumor tissue utilize a portion within the first year, creating access to new options that can be delivered locally with the patient’s own clinical care team.
QUALITY OF LIFE
When time matters most, you want to be close to family and friends. With SpeciCare, we can send the tumor in your place as part of a result-directed treatment program and clinical recommendations administered by your local care team.
Science and medicine have come a long way in recent years. With Live Tissue Science™ we can advance treatment success rates from 10% to more than 70% … today.
Options with Live Tissue Science
TUMOR-INFILTRATING LYMPHOCYTE (TILS)
Cancer is a genetic disease that is caused by changes in the DNA that change the way cells function. By testing your unique combination of genetic changes and tumor DNA sequencing, researchers can help provide information to your medical team that can aid in their treatment planning. Knowledge of your specific genetic mutation profile helps especially in identifying targeted therapies and finding precise options showing the most promise for your genetic make-up.
ACCESS TO CLINICAL TRIALS
Your tumor tissue can be used to create a vaccine that is personal to your cancer, body and immune system. The vaccine will allow your body to recognize the cancer cells so it can more effectively fight them while stimulating your immune system.
Contact us for individual Pricing Information
We are committed to making live tumor storage accessible to as many individuals and their loved ones as possible. By working with leading industry experts in our field, we have developed a unique process for collecting and storing live tissue that has been validated and quality tested.
- Legal documentation to gain control of your tissue
- Tissue shipping/handling fees to the laboratory
- Report from board-certified pathologist about the volume of stored tissue that was harvested and successfully preserved and ready for use
- Patient Advocate Support Services
- Collection kit (SpeciKit®)
- Tissue processing & analysis
- Tissue cryopreservation fees
- Ongoing management/maintenance fees
For additional information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions Page.