Sanford Imagenetics integrates genetic medicine and pharmacogenetics into everyday primary care for patients. Using a patient’s exact genetic code, Imagenetics helps pinpoint truly personalized treatment plans, medication recommendations and disease predispositions for prevention and lifelong health. A medical oncologist treats cancer with drugs. For a clinical oncologist however, the training consists of learning about drugs and radiotherapy. Most doctors who failed their clinical oncology exams because of the radiotherapy part, because you can’t just study and memorise to get it right.
The crucial attribute of a good radiotherapist is knowing where, when, and how to deliver the beams correctly so that you can simultaneously kill the cancer and avoid hurting the patient. You inject or you ingest the drug, and it travels in your body to find the target proteins or enzymes that are telling the cancer to grow. They are very good. They will try to find their way along the bloodstream, and when they see the targets they bind to the targets and turn off the signals. The doors of the targets will close and with the signals blocked, the tumour grows less.