What is DNA OncoNex ?
DNAOncoNex is a comprehensive targeted Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) assay for 70 genes associated with Thyroid cancer. NGS assay offers identification of numerous novel genetic aberrations and associated potential therapeutic targets in many cancers.
- Offers insights into the molecular underpinnings of the associated tumour mutation genes.
- With targeted therapies becoming the new standard of care in oncology, this NGS-driven diagnostics approach provides the choice of therapy to optimize patient outcomes in the future.
Why NGS for Thyroid Cancer ?
Thyroid cancer came to the 11th place of most common cancer worldwide and 5th in adult women, ranking first among endocrine malignancies
Papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) and follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC) known as differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC), contribute to more than 95% thyroid malignancies
According to Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) data, 89.9% of patients diagnosed with thyroid cancers have papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC), 4.5% follicular thyroid carcinoma (FTC), 1.5% Hurthle-cell carcinoma, and 0.8% anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATC).
- NGS offers diagnostic improvements for fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology of thyroid with indeterminate features. It also contributes to patient management, providing risk stratification of patients based on the risk of malignancy.
- Mutations in Telomerase Reverse Transcriptase (TERT) are very common in thyroid cancers, from 22% to 23% in papillary thyroid carcinoma( PTC) to over 50% in poorly differentiated thyroid carcinomas (PDTC) and anaplastic thyroid carcinoma (ATCs).
- The BRAF V600E mutation is the most common genetic mutation detected in patients with PTC and occurs in approximately 45% of patient.
- NGS enables massively parallel sequencing for a large number of genes with accurate reads while being relatively inexpensive.
Identify Driver Mutations - mutation in the DNA Sequence that cause cells to become cancers , grow & spread in body
Drug profiling for Chemotherapy & Targeted Drugs
Predictive genomic biomarker identification to guide the therapeutic process
The targeted NGS panel offers wide coverage and in-depth analysis to detect the known and novel variants
The multigene approach reduces the time for diagnosis providing a more economical solution.
Major emphasis on ~70 cancer genes associated to Thyroid Cancer.
Screening for clinically significant genes based on National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) guidelines.
Genetic counselling to guide through the report and discuss the available management & treatment options in case of clinical findings.
High diagnostic yield with coverage of 500-600x on Illumina NGS platform.
Reporting - Pathogenic and Likely Pathogenic Variants are reported following the ACMG recommended guidelines..
Best in class Bioinformatics pipeline for the most accurate analysis by our experienced Bioinformatics team.
Test sample requirements
FFPE (Formalin-Fixed Paraffin-Embedded) Sample - Somatic cases
Blood Sample - Germline cases
How it Works?
Your Doctor places a request for the test. The sample is tested for the susceptibility.
The sample processed using NGS Technique
Your genetic sequence is subjected to extensive analysis and a report is generated based on the genetic findings
Our genetic counselor will discuss your results at a time and day convenient for you.