Our Difference - Functional Profiling

Not All Cancer Testing is the Same

If you have cancer, you deserve the right treatment the first time, every time.

No matter whether you are newly diagnosed, not responding to your current treatment or if the cancer has recurred, Nagourney Cancer Institute can help.

Each cancer patient is unique and their response to therapy is very different from one person to the next. Drugs that work for one patient may not work for another, even if they carry exactly the same diagnosis.

Cancer research pioneer and practicing oncologist, Dr. Robert Nagourney has worked 20+ years refining a laboratory technique that measures how cancer cells respond when they are exposed to drugs and drug combinations.

This functional profiling test allows the selection of the most effective and least toxic drug regimen for you PRIOR to initiating treatment.

Results are available in only 7 days.

Response Rates & Survival

Our patients have been shown to be twice as likely to respond to a cancer treatment when chosen from this laboratory analysis compared with standard treatment regimens chosen without such testing.

By using therapies found active in the laboratory, Dr. Nagourney has been able to, on average, double response rates and improve survival for his patients.

Testing Available, No Matter Where You Are

We can test most types of cancers and samples are sent to us from all over the US and internationally.

If you cannot visit our office in Southern California, we may be able to schedule a phone or video call consultation.

Why Use Functional Profiling?

Only functional analyses can capture each patient's tumor in real time and provide insights that can inform drug selection and treatment decisions.