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Be a Data G

Gather the health of your cancer.

Predicting if the treatment will work:

It's like magic... but science

As an example, some types of cancer are chemo resistant, but most doctors don't check to see if yours is one of those before they start you on chemo.  They typically do this after you have done 6 months of chemo and failed.

We just can't understand why today's standard of care is determined by the location of the tumor, not the genetics of the tumor.  But we can change that. 

 

We can do this using blood. 

Or samples from your cancer. 


Genomic Testing helps you get the fingerprint of your exact cancer cells, because all cancer cells aren't built the same.  This allows you to dial in the right healing approach... and predict if some treatments won't work for you.

MOJO Health wants to be careful not to overpromise and under-deliver. 

 

We do not have clean data yet to identify what every cancer pathway means.  But until we have this data for every person who gets cancer and map this to their outcomes using different approaches, we never will. 

 

This is what MOJO Health is working on....

for more information, check out our podcast on how genomic testing can transform your cancer journey.

Predicting if the treatment is working:

Why wait until the end of the cycle to see if it is working? 

For many cancers, we can track cancer cell counts using blood tests along the way. That means instead of waiting until the end of a 6 month chemo cycle to see if it is working, you can predict if chemo will work after one or two sessions.  

How do we know this works? 
Because MOJO Health exists.  


These tests are how our founder Julie Stevens could inform her oncologist she was chemo resistant and move to immunotherapy after enduring only two chemo sessions. 

Why would anyone want to do chemo for fun? 

You wouldn't, so use this information before and during treatment to see if any blood markers will be a good indicator of treatment effectiveness for you.

There are two ways you can measure to see if the treatment is working:

Leading indicators measure what will happen

you could measure how many people are likely to be at the party by the number of invitations sent.  

Lagging indicators measure what happened

You could measure how many people were at a party by the number of cans in your recycling .

To Learn more about Leading and Lagging indicators you can use to measure the score of the cancer, click here:

What are blood biomarkers?

Basically biomarkers are the "team stats" for your cancer.

Per the National Institute for Cancer, Biomarker testing is a way to look for genes, proteins, and other substances (called biomarkers or tumor markers) that can provide information about cancer.

Why Measure Biomarkers? 

Each person’s cancer has a unique pattern of biomarkers.

Some biomarkers affect how certain canc
er treatments work. Biomarker testing may help you and your doctor choose a cancer treatment for you.

There are also other kinds of biomarkers that can help doctors monitor cancer levels during and after treatment. Or to spot a recurrence long before a tumor shows up on a PET scan.  To learn more, visit the Tumor Markers fact sheet.

Sadly, this isn't for all cancers - yet. But that is why MOJO Health Exists - to inform and empower you as soon as we find one!  

In what other ways are you a Data G?  We want to hear what's worked for you in your journey!  MOJO Health is built by patients, for patients and your voice is valuable.

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