The SpeciCare Process
SpeciCare collects, processes and stores live (viable) and fixed (non-viable) tumor tissue for all types of cancers in multiple formats for physician and patient-directed use to create new treatment opportunities and clinically actionable research information back to our patients.
You will speak with our patient advocate to discuss your case details, sign our SpeciDirective to take personal ownership of your tumor tissue, and SpeciConsent. The patient advocate can also answer any questions you have about how to use your tissue once saved and collected.
Our SpeciKit® will be mailed to your home, hotel or physician for use day of surgery. They should be stored in a refrigerator until used.
You will bring the kit with you the day of surgery for your surgeon to use upon removing your tumor. Simple instructions will outline the process for the surgeon to collect and ship your tumor back to us. Please make sure instructions are closely followed to ensure the best results.
Once your SpeciKit® is received back to us we will send you a report from a board-certified pathologist at the lab indicating the volume of stored tissue that was harvested, successfully preserved and ready for your use.
Included in our service are consultations with SpeciCare patient advocates and experts who can help educate, guide and direct living tumor usage by you and your referring physician.