Recent cancer diagnostic advances help more cancer patients live longer and better quality lives. Biomarker testing, an advanced diagnostic test, identifies patients eligible for therapies that more precisely and effectively target their tumor cells. As a result, patients experience fewer toxic side effects compared to conventional therapy.
Sunnybrook is a major lung cancer diagnostic centre in Ontario, with testing volumes of about 1,200 lung cancers per year. Liquid biopsy is a minimally invasive test that detects fragments of cancer cells (biomarkers) circulating in the bloodstream.
Fundraisers like Crush it with Bev! play a powerful role in bringing the latest technologies, testing and treatments to patients at Sunnybrook to revolutionize lung cancer care.
Your support in 2021 enabled the purchase of an Ion Chef. This specialized tool automates lung cancer biomarker testing to ensure accuracy and efficiency, allowing Sunnybrook to test tumour samples faster and increase capacity, so more patients can receive personalized, precision diagnoses and treatments. Read more on this exciting development.
Please donate at Bev’s Fundraising Page and you’ll receive a charitable donation receipt for the full amount.