Developed to detect early indications of any type of solid cancer.
Aiming to improve the chances of all those affected.
Aiming to improve the chances of all those affected.
A normal blood sample once a year is all it takes.
Detection of tumor indicators in early, symptom-free stages.
Prerequisite for targeted use of medical imaging (e.g. PET/CT, MRI).
One for Almost All
A multi-cancer blood test for indications of almost all types of cancer.
For anyone, who …
To see whether cancer screening makes sense for you individually given your current personal situation (age, family medical history, personal medical history, personal medical condition, etc.), please consult your physician.
The PanTum Detect® alone does not provide cancer diagnosis. It provides indications of elevated concentrations of DNaseX (Apo10) and TKTL1 in human EDTA whole blood. The qualitative test result identifies patients with increased glucose uptake and decreased apoptosis. Positive results can be associated with a possible tumor development, but do not rule out other underlying pathological changes. The test is intended to be used in the context of the preventive medical checkup. Persons with a positive result will be examined using suitable medical imaging techniques.
In recent decades, scientists have extensively studied various approaches to improve the early detection of cancer. The most common approach has been to identify tumor-specific materials. This approach was justified by the assumption that different types of cancer have very little in common. However, this meant that each type of cancer required its own tumormarkers, making it an unlikely solution for the early detection of hundreds of different types of cancer.
Now this has changed. Thanks to the discovery of two genes, we are able to understand cancer on a much a deeper level: All types of cancer have two basic biophysical mechanisms in common:
These findings finally paved the way for an early detection method which works for almost all types of cancer. The scientists behind PanTum Detect® use a new approach: Scanning the immune system for the two enzymes that identify two basic biophysical mechanisms. Indicators for cancer can thus be detected before it is too late.
The immune system continually combats cancer precursors. When cancer is diagnosed based on symptoms, it usually means that the immune system has been fighting it for many years already.
By analyzing and interpreting the remnants of these battles, PanTum Detect® is able to identify the appropriate moment to seek medical consultation for further diagnostics. Consequently, it has greatly facilitated the early detection of various types of cancer.
Over the past 25 years, more than 60 scientific papers, publications and studies on TKTL1, DNaseX and EDIM technology, the essential components of the PanTum Detect®, have been produced and published in renowned journals such as Science and Nature Communications. These form the basis for the test development of the PanTum Detect® in its current form.
The PanTum Detect® has proven its performance in a large-scale prospective study as well as in several retrospective studies with diagnosed cancer patients.
The following is an excerpt of the performance data of the PanTum Detect® from some clinical studies.
Out of a group of >5,000 supposedly healthy persons, 124 received the confirmation of having a premalignant or malignant tumor after PanTum Detect® and imaging (MRI and/or PET/CT).
healthy, symptom-free individuals got tested with PanTum Detect®.
For more than 82% (124 out of 151) of those who received a positive test result, the PanTum Detect® provided a correct indication of cancer or a precancerous tumor with a high risk of degeneration confirmed in imaging procedures.
different tumor entities were detectable in the study alone (many of them in early and highly treatable stages) with the combination of PanTum Detect® blood test and subsequent imaging (MRI and/or PET/CT).
Throughout the last 10 years, 7 studies with diagnosed cancer patients have been performed at the University of Tübingen, Germany, to verify PanTum Detect®’s reliability to recognize sick people as sick (sensitivity).
The figures below represent a summary of the 7 studies.
diagnosed cancer patients have been tested with the PanTum Detect®.
was the overall specificity across these 7 studies with only 3 out of 167 false-positive control group test results.
different types of cancer have been tested within these 7 studies with the PanTum Detect® sensitivity results significantly above 90% for all of them.
Source: Grimm et al (2013), Grimm et al (2016)1, Grimm et al (2016)2, Todenhöfer et al (2017), Saman et al (2020), Stagno et al (2022), Urla et al (2022)
In the majority of cases, cancer grows undetected for many years. The earlier it is detected, the better the chances of a complete recovery.
Statistically, about every other person develops cancer once in his or her life.
Source: Cancer Research UK
More than 300 different types of cancer are known globally. For only 6 types of cancer (2%), regular screening examinations exist in selected countries.
Source: Bayerische Krebsgesellschaft – Bavarian Cancer Society
Regular cancer-specific screening examinations exist in selected coutries for breast, cervical, colorectal, lung, prostate, and skin cancer.
Source: German Cancer Research Center; American Cancer Society
Even in a medically advanced country such as Germany, for 55% of the 500k annual new cancer cases, no regular screening examinations exist. That amounts to more than 250k cases every year.
Source: average yearly new cancer cases based on data of RKI (krebsdaten.de |2009-2018)