Cancer Customized Treatment Center at Seoul National University Cancer Hospital
Our medical team with professional knowledge on cancer genomes provides customized treatment for cancer patients and conducts clinical trials on targeted anti-cancer drugs.
We Aim for Accurate Diagnosis and Optimal Customized Treatment through Genetic Testing.
Cancer is a disease caused by congenital and acquired genetic mutations. This is generally caused by a mutation of a tumor suppressor gene or oncogene, and identifying the exact mutation that caused the cancer helps the diagnosis and treatment. The development of next-generation sequencing has enabled various genetic tests to be widely used in clinical practice.
Genetic testing can help cancer patients in the situations described below.
① When a hereditary cancer is strongly suspected due to its early development or the patient’s family history, and confirmation of hereditary cancer is required
② When the diagnosis is ambiguous and identification of a certain genetic mutation is required
③ When a cancer patient resistant to most conventional treatment options needs to find a suitable targeted therapy and customized clinical study
④ When a patient with many treatment options needs to decide the most appropriate treatment
We Provide Various Treatment Options.
The Cancer Customized Treatment Center performs genetic testing based on next-generation sequencing (FiRST Cancer Panels, etc), as well as classic genetic testing approved by the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety. The center also provides opportunities to participate in various genome-matched clinical studies with targeted anti-cancer drugs by working with the center for precision medicine and the cancer clinical trials center. Seoul National University Cancer Hospital is the best clinical trial institution in Korea. Clinical studies using anticancer drugs, vaccines, and cell therapies targeting various targets in various types of cancer are conducted, and patients have access to the variety of treatment strategies.