MYGENIA® Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) - Cancer Risk Assessment Evolved (OEC)

【How cancer starts? 】

  • For a cancer to start, changes take place within the genes of a cell or a group of cells
  • It can take many years for a cell to divide and accumulate enough mutations to form a tumor
  • Cancer is the leading cause of death in Hong Kong and mainland China, and its incidence and mortality are increasing

 ★ Before the age of 75:

  • Almost 1 in 4 will attain cancer


  • Almost 1 in 12 will die cancer


★ Over 50% cancer cases are diagnosed at late-stages of the diseases

  • Over 34,000 people are diagnosed with cancer each year in Hong Kong
  • Over 50% of cancer cases are diagnosed late
  • Mirroring incidence trends, rates increased for cancers in younger individuals

★ ''Cancer Prophet'' Earlier Detection, Earlier Treatment

  • Lung cancer was the first leading cause of cancer deaths in Hong Kong
  • Over 80% lung cancer cases were diagnosed at advanced stages
  • The 5-year relative survival rates for early-stage cancers can be higher than 90%. For advanced-stage cancers, the rates drop to about 20%


【MYGENIA® Circulating Tumor DNA (ctDNA) 】

★ Cancer Risk Assessment Evolved - OEC ★

  • Interrogating 270 cancer-related genes in a single test
  • Comprehensively covering 38 and 42 common cancer-related diseases in male and female respectively
  • Unlike traditional hotspot-focused methods, the latest OEC detection technology interrogates all the coding regions of the target genes, providing unparalleled and comprehensive coverage of mutations in the 270 cancer-related genes
  • OEC detection technology covers more gene mutations related to cancer pathogenesis


Test Specifications

Test Code
Specimen Requirements
Turnaround Time
Next generation sequencing (NGS)
20ml cfDNA Blood Tube (PAXgene)
30 working days

【New Collect Sampling Method - More Convenient】

Suitable for:

  • Unhealthy lifestyle: staying up late and sleep deprivation
  • Overweight, lack of exercise
  • Smoking, drinking alcohol and other unhealthy diet
  • Staying in highly polluted or radiologically contaminated places
  • Persons with non-communicable diseases or immunocompromised conditions
  • Persons with family history of cancer


How to get started

Our tests must be ordered by a doctor. Ask your doctor if a Mygenia test is right for you. We can help you find a doctor if you don’t have one.

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