Windsor Biomed Startup Could Become World Leader In Cancer Testing
Windsor on cutting edge of cancer treatment research
Via CBC Windsor
A Windsor biomedical company is rolling out cutting-edge cancer-fighting technology that uses DNA sequencing to precisely identify and combat the disease in individual patients.
Leading the research is Dr. Raj Atikukke, the founder of ITOS Oncology, who uses molecular diagnostic technology to study cancer biopsies looking for DNA mutations.
Those mutations in a person’s genetic road map tell Atikukke the specific form of cancer he’s looking at, which then allows for a more precise, less harmful treatment.
“You don’t have to use a cocktail of different chemotherapy, you can use one targeted drug in a patient,” Atikukke said during a presentation of his work Wednesday morning.
New Windsor company aims to personalize cancer treatment
Via Windsor Star – Ann Jarvis, Published on: July 5, 2017
Bladder cancer progresses quickly in some patients but not in others. Why? The answer is probably in the cancer cell genes.
Somewhere in each cancer cell are genes that have mutated. If those genes and their mutations can be identified, they can be targeted with treatment that is more effective and has fewer side-effects.
It’s personalized cancer treatment.
Windsor company using cutting edge technology to personalize cancer treatment
Via Our Windsor – By Tom Morrison
A Windsor company is partnering with researchers by using its DNA sequencing technology to determine ways to personalize treatments for cancer patients.
ITOS Oncology is now operating out of Hotel-Dieu Grace Healthcare’s Tayfour Campus. Founded by Govindaraja (Raj) Atikukke, the company has the only next generation sequencing technology between Windsor and London.
The equipment can determine which DNA from a cancer biopsy is susceptible to mutations and have researchers and clinicians use that information towards care for individual treatment or drug development.
Local Company Helping to Target Cancer at its roots
Via Snapd Windsor – Photos by Mike Kovaliv Photography
ITOS held a special media event at the Ken Lewenza Sr. Lobby, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to not only explain what their research means for cancer patients in Windsor/Essex but also the future of cancer research today. ITOS held a special media event at the Ken Lewenza Sr. Lobby, Hôtel-Dieu Grace Healthcare to not only explain what their research means for cancer patients in Windsor/Essex but also the future of cancer research today.
‘Game-changing technology’ is coming to Windsor
Via CTV Windsor