For Patients

The Cancer23 expert team is dedicated to supporting you on your health journey by unlocking the power of your whole genome. Our unique clinical insights can provide your treating doctor with information on what next steps you should take to help you improve your health.

Q&A For Patients

We have the answers to your questions

What is Cancer23 Whole Genome Sequencing?

From one simple blood test, our team analyses your entire whole genome, mapping every A, T, C and G that makes up your 3 billion base pairs in your DNA. The information we discover enables your doctor to help you make the best decisions for your treatment. Your genome is the same throughout all the cells in your body and is specific to each individual. Accurate whole genome sequencing is only required to be done once in your life, as the data is able to be re-analysed over time as your health changes.

What is Pharmacogenomics?

Pharmacogenomics identifies how your own genome potentially influences your response to certain medications. Your unique response to these medications can impact their effectiveness for your 23Strands cancer treatment.

Do I need a GP referral?

We recommend that you provide us with a GP or specialist referral. This will ensure that your treating clinicians can explain your results and help you make the right decisions for you as well as provide continued care at each stage of your life.

What is the benefit of Cancer23 Whole Genome Sequencing?

Whole genome sequencing looks at the entire DNA, the primary purpose of sequencing your genome is to obtain information of medical value for Cancer23 treatment. Cancer23 Genomic sequencing can provide information on genetic variants for health, how you respond to specific medication and risks of passing a genetic condition to your future children. We can also provide insights and treatment uncovered from reviewing your genome when you are ready to discuss this with your treating clinician.

How long will it take for me to get my test results?

Your results will be available within 8 weeks from the time you provide your blood sample. Your referring clinician will be provided with your report and released to you once your clinician has reviewed it with you.