Has anyone attempted "live tumor storage" at StoreMyTumor?
I'm wondering if anyone has dealt with this firm:
Their claim from that site is:
Hospitals DO NOT preserve cancer cells alive and this step requires pre-planning.
Many patients ask the surgeon/Oncologist/hospital if the hospital will store their tumor, and the answer is typically a misleading yes. This is because pathology in hospitals preserves a small part in paraffin (dead), but not alive. Hospitals do NOT preserve cancer cells alive.
You can instruct us to send parts of the tumor to a destination of your choice, allowing you to maximize potential therapeutic and diagnostic options. We will help you research some of the most common applications and prioritize use of the tissue.
They were not accepting new tissue last year when I had my pancreas surgery, and was not able to engage, but might have new tissue to spare after a biopsy later this year.
What kind of real-world, actionable treatment options can come from this? (Hoping to find treatment providers who work with them.)
Thanks in advance!