How to detect susceptibility to cancer? Poles have developed a cheap test
Scientists from the “BadamyGeny” program.pl” reported that they have succeeded in developing a low-cost test that can detect an increased risk of cancer. If detected, the disease can be treated early and prevented from developing. Therapy started in the early stages of the disease gives the best results.
Program „BadamyGeny.en” was created by scientists from the Medical University of Warsaw, the UW Center for New Technologies and sp arsaw Genomics. It assesses the risk of cancer. To date, it has registered 20,000 os b, of which 6,000 have already been studied. All you need to do is donate blood, provide the necessary data and make a payment.
The test, developed by scientists In the course of the study, we have been working with Professor Krystian Jażdżewski and Ph. n. med. Anna W jcicki, is about 20 times cheaper than similar tests, which re can be performed abroad. The expense is 399 zlotys. The test allows to assess 70 gen in increasing the risk of cancer, such as breast, ovarian, prostate, colorectal, uterine, stomach, pancreatic, kidney, sk ry, thyroid and tumor in endocrine.
– One million Poles are at risk of developing genetic cancer. Our dream is to save them all. We have developed a study that re are 20 times cheaper than abroad, for the reason that we want as many os b could benefit from the possibility of wsp modern genetics. In the case of diagnosed cancer risk, we will provide preventive recommendations and access to free consultation with a geneticist. We offer Also support from an oncologist and psychologist – said Prof. Jażdżewski, initiator of the program „BadamyGeny.pl”.
Each of these 70 gen can undergo mutation or be damaged. The method developed by Polish researchers makes it possible to assess in which he gene change has occurred and whether it increases the risk of cancer. In total, more than 100,000 are studied. potential damage. Every defect detected is also confirmed by another method to be absolutely sure that a lesion has occurred.
– Unfortunately, in our country, people need to be convinced that prevention is important, that prenatal testing is important, and that vaccinations are needed. Sometimes it seems that we are fighting windmills, but if we have to, we will do it. It is not true that every neoplasm is a judgment. But for cancer to be fully curable, early detection is a prerequisite – admitted at a meeting with journalists that the rector of WUM prof. dr hab. n. med. Miroslaw Wielgos.
– We would like the results of our research to serve society, to have as much practical application as possible. Conducting these studies provides statistical data that re will allow us to better understand how the risk of disease is related to the presence of gene mutations, and to develop ever better medical recommendations for the development of health care in the future – emphasized prof. Marcin Pałys, Rector of the University of Warsaw.
In Poland, there are probably more than 1 million os b with a genetically determined greater predisposition to cancer in malignant. – From the test conducted with us so far in results that in 18 percent of. reporting os b there is an increased risk of cancer , and in 5 percent. – high risk – said Anna W jcicka.
The specialist explained that an increased risk of cancer means that you need to be tested earlier, such as. by 10 years, undergo preventive examinations such as mammography (breast cancer), cytology (colorectal cancer) or colonoscopy (colon cancer).
A separate group – said W jcicka – are people at high risk of developing cancer, in whom the of those with the disease can appear at a young age, even before 50. year of life. – In these os b cancer has also have a more aggressive course and are more difficult to treat, so early detection is crucial, she added.
The incidence of cancer is increasing worldwide. According to estimates According to the World Health Organization, the number of new cases in the next two ch decades will increase by about 70 percent. Recent data indicate that cancer is one of the two s nych – in addition to ill b of the cardiovascular system – causes of death in our country. One in four Poles is already dying from it. Doctors agree – neoplasm can be cured if found out early enough.
By the decision of Rector Wielgos, all WUM students will receive funding to conduct a study that re already started with the start of the new academic year.