Treatment designed just for you

Because every person, and every tumour, is different.

We understand that when cancer is diagnosed, you want the best chance of success straight away.

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The Personal Discovery Process (PDP) provides individuals with treatment-driven research on an unprecedented scale. It is effectively a massive clinical trial for a single patient. We engineer the genetic complexity of each patient's unique tumour network into an army of 400,000 fruit fly "avatars". Using robotics, we evaluate up to 2,000 FDA approved drugs including non-cancer drugs, to identify drug combinations that are efficacious in the individual's avatar population.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai developed the PDP methodology over years of clinical research. They found that real-world patient tumours are made resistant to single-drug treatments by mutations in several genes, including genes not previously associated with cancer. Such resistant tumours can, however, be effectively addressed with novel combinations of FDA approved drugs. The most effective combinations almost always include non-cancer drugs. The Personal Discovery Process methods are licensed exclusively to My Personal Therapeutics (trading as Vivan Therapeutics).

Who can benefit from the Personal Discovery Process?

The Personal Discovery Process (PDP) can be employed for patients with gastro-intestinal (GI) cancers, including tumours of the upper (e.g. oesophagus) and lower (e.g. colorectal) GI tract, as well as for patients with lung cancers. Patients with rare cancers or tumours of unknown origin for which no standard protocol has been established could also greatly benefit from PDP.
Please contact us directly to find out if PDP can help with your specific cancer.

PDP can help identify optimal treatments for patients with early cancers as well as for patients with difficult to treat advanced cancers, who have exhausted treatment options with conventional approaches.

Finally, people with pre-malignant gut lesions can also benefit from PDP. The presence of adenomas in the digestive tract is well correlated with the development of colorectal cancer in the following years. Non cancer patients with this feature can greatly benefit from having a pre-avatar model already built and ready to provide a treatment recommendation when required.

How long does the Personal Discovery Process take?

PDP can take 4 - 5 months after tumour and blood sequencing results are available. The difference in time reflects differences in tumour type, complexity, the number of drugs and drug combinations tested until the final cocktail is identified.

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