Overview

Minagene’s OncoTrack is a state-of-the-art genomic profiling test designed to empower physicians in delivering precision oncology for patients with cancer. By employing advanced molecular techniques and comprehensive genomic analysis, OncoTrack enables the identification of actionable genetic alterations in tumors, providing valuable insights into treatment selection, prognosis, and therapeutic monitoring. With its cutting-edge technology and extensive gene coverage, OncoTrack revolutionizes cancer management by facilitating personalized treatment strategies.

Methodology

OncoTrack utilizes next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology, capturing and analyzing tumor DNA from patient samples. This approach enables the identification of key genetic alterations, including somatic mutations, copy number variations (CNVs), gene fusions, and other relevant genomic changes. By comparing the tumor DNA with the patient’s normal DNA, OncoTrack precisely detects tumor-specific alterations, allowing for a comprehensive genomic profiling of the cancer.

Key Highlights of the Test:

-Comprehensive Gene Coverage: OncoTrack covers a wide range of cancer-associated genes, including those known to be frequently mutated or involved in various oncogenic pathways. This comprehensive gene coverage ensures that physicians obtain a detailed understanding of the genetic landscape of the tumor, enabling personalized treatment decisions.

-Actionable Insights for Treatment: OncoTrack provides actionable insights by identifying genetic alterations that have known associations with targeted therapies, immunotherapies, or clinical trials. This information empowers physicians to select the most effective treatment options for their patients, maximizing the chances of treatment success.

-Prognostic and Predictive Markers: The test identifies prognostic markers that provide valuable information about the patient’s disease trajectory, facilitating prognostic evaluation and aiding in long-term care planning. Additionally, OncoTrack identifies predictive markers, enabling the prediction of treatment response and resistance, thereby guiding treatment selection and monitoring.

-Tumor Heterogeneity Assessment: OncoTrack offers the ability to assess intratumoral heterogeneity, identifying clonal and subclonal alterations within the tumor. This information enhances the understanding of tumor evolution, resistance mechanisms, and potential therapeutic vulnerabilities, enabling a more comprehensive and personalized treatment approach.

 

-Treatment Selection: OncoTrack assists physicians in selecting targeted therapies or immunotherapies based on the identified genetic alterations in the tumor. By matching the genetic profile of the tumor with available treatment options, physicians can tailor treatment regimens to maximize therapeutic efficacy.

-Prognostic Evaluation: The test provides valuable prognostic information by identifying genetic markers associated with disease progression, recurrence, or overall survival. This aids in risk stratification and helps guide treatment decisions and long-term care plans.

-Therapeutic Monitoring: OncoTrack enables serial monitoring of genetic alterations during the course of treatment. By tracking changes in the tumor’s genomic profile over time, physicians can assess treatment response, detect emerging resistance mechanisms, and make informed decisions regarding treatment adjustments.

-Clinical Trial Eligibility: OncoTrack identifies genetic alterations that match ongoing clinical trials, potentially offering patients access to novel therapies and expanding their treatment options beyond standard-of-care approaches.