That discovery is called the ENOX2 protein, and it just might have the power to shift how we identify cancer for good.
What is ENOX2?
The ENOX2 protein species resides inside the blood and is unique only to malignant cancer cells. These proteins serve as highly sensitive markers for early detection in both primary and recurrent cancer; meaning that if the presence of ENOX2 is found in a patient’s blood, the patient will test positive for cancer.
Beyond even this discovery, another aspect that makes the ENOX2 protein unique is its ability to identify 26 forms of cancer at their earliest possible development. That means it has the potential to detect cancer before any other cancer screening test on the market, including mammograms, colonoscopies, and PSA tests.
How Do Doctors Test for the ENOX2 Protein?
The test that coincides with the marker of ENOX2 is called the ONCOblot® Test. The ONCOblot® Test is a simple blood test, using western blot analysis, that takes a blood sample that will then be sent for evaluation at a lab to determine presence of the ENOX2 protein.
If the cancer diagnosis is positive, the ONCOblot® Test has the ability to indicate what specific organ site the ENOX2 protein was found in, and deliver patients the results that afford them more time, and targeted treatment options.
What This Means for the Future
The discovery of this ENOX2 protein, and its implications for the future of cancer screening, provide a hopeful outlook for true cancer elimination. With ENOX2 protein and the ONCOblot® Test, new roads are now paved for more minimally invasive tests, reduced time and money, and more options when it comes to battling a disease that shouldn’t be given such power over the lives of many.
The ONCOblot® Test was developed and created by Dr. D. James Morre’ and Dr. Dorothy M. Morre’ of Mor-NuCo, Purdue Research Park, West Lafayette, IN. The Morre’s are committed to the premise that understanding cancer is the key to its conquest. The ONCOblot® Test is based on more than 20 years of basic research.
If you’d like more information about the ONCOblot® Test, please visit http://www.oncoblotlabs.com/