Prostatype’s gene analysis provides you and your patient with a measure of how aggressive or non-aggressive the cancer is. It is a supplementary puzzle piece prior to the important decision you make together with your patient on whether or not to treat the patient’s prostate cancer. In conjunction with Movember, we are happy and proud to contribute to the fight against prostate cancer by offering Prostatype free of charge to patients with newly diagnosed prostate cancer where the treatment decision has not yet been made, and for patients who are under active surveillance. Prostatype is also valuable for increasing the possibility of early stage detection of aggressive prostate cancer where treatment is necessary.
Prostatype costs around 7000 Swedish kronor, including laboratory analysis. During the Movember campaign, Chundsell Medicals is offering the test free of charge for urologists who want to try Prostatype in their evaluation prior to any treatment decision. The test can be carried out by Chundsell Medicals’ IVO certified laboratory in Stockholm. In order to carry out the test, we need access to the patient’s biopsies which have already been taken in connection with the diagnosis. For ordering and patient consent, please fill out the attached documents. Chundsell Medicals arranges the logistics of transporting the biopsies to and from the bio bank at no extra charge. You receive the test results within 3-5 business days.
Prostatype provides new prerequisites for reaching a clearer answer on how aggressive the prostate cancer is, and whether or not the patient should be treated. Prostatype is especially useful for patients with intermediate prostate cancer (Gleason 7-8) and in those cases where you as a doctor need additional information in order to make a treatment decision. The RNA expression of three genes in cancer stem cells is measured using the biopsy which has already been taken in connection with the diagnosis. This is combined with other information from the diagnosis and a so called P-score is calculated. The P-score provides a measure of how aggressive or non-aggressive the cancer is.
The result is an important puzzle piece and a valuable basis for you and your patient in the conversation on how to proceed.
Prostatype started as an idea in a research group at The Karolinska Institute. The work of developing Prostatype has been in progress for over ten years and the test is marketed by the company Chundsell Medicals.
If you have any questions, please contact us at Chundsell Medicals.