—Oral and Throat
A chance to make a difference when it matters most.
Oral and Throat Cancer Detection Test built on Viome platform was designated Breakthrough Device by FDA
Early detection saves lives
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"Having practiced oral medicine, I saw how destructive cancers were to patients who were often diagnosed too late. Even if I could wind back the clock, there were no reliable solutions to capture these patients in early stages when it mattered the most. Now we have a chance to make a difference: with Viome's CancerDetect - Oral & Throat, we can detect oral and throat cancers at very early stages and decrease the chance of future suffering as much as possible. As a former dentist, this changes everything and is a tremendous source of hope for the future of medicine."
How does the CancerDetect™ Oral & Throat test work?
CancerDetect™ Oral & Throat utilizes the expression level of human genes and microbial species and functions in the saliva sample to detect molecular features associated with oral and throat cancers. CancerDetect™ Oral & Throat provides an output that classifies a person as being likely to have oral cancer and/or throat cancer or not. Your results inform of any detected signatures of oral and/or throat cancer. If a signature for oral and/or throat cancer is detected, you will receive a call from a healthcare provider who will guide you to the next steps.
The test is not intended for definitive diagnosis and should be interpreted in conjunction with other laboratory and clinical data available to the clinician and relevant guidelines on the decision for confirmatory diagnosis, such as a biopsy.
Who should take this test?
Anyone who answers yes to any of the following individual questions below should test
Are you 50 years of age or older?
Are you 18 years of age* or older AND:
Do you currently consume any tobacco products? Example: cigarettes, vaping, chewing tobacco.
OR, did you consume tobacco products in the past? Example: cigarettes, vaping, chewing tobacco.
*Age of majority varies by state. You need to at or over the age of majority in your state to purchase CDOT
What should I expect if I take the test and my result is detected?
A healthcare provider licensed in your state will review your result and provide a consultation over the phone to discuss the test result, provide educational information, and talk about your next steps. However, no medical advice, treatment, or prescriptions will be provided.
Do I need to be referred by a doctor to take this test?
No. However, a healthcare provider will review your test request based on clinical appropriateness and make a final decision on whether you should be taking the test. This process normally takes up to 2 business days and we will email you once the provider makes the final decision to process your order accordingly.
How do I share my results with my doctor?
1. Banavar G, Ogundijo O, Julian C, et al. Detecting salivary host-microbiome RNA signature for aiding diagnosis of oral and throat cancer. July 2022. https://doi.org/10.1101/2022.07.30.22278239
2. National Cancer Institute Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results Program. 2021. (Cancer Stat Facts: Oral Cavity and Pharynx Cancer).
3. Peacock ZS, Pogrel MA, Schmidt BL. Exploring the Reasons for Delay in Treatment of Oral Cancer. J Am Dent Assoc. 2008;139(10):1346–52.