RGCC Test: What is it, and what does it tell you?
Many have heard of the RGCC test (also known as the Greece test), but few know exactly what to do once they get their results back.
For those that don’t know, according to its creator, Dr. Ioannis Papasotiriou, the ‘Greece’ test measures circulating tumor cell count in the blood stream. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), as well as cancer stem cells (CSCs), are important because they are responsible for the metastasis of cancer. Both are also responsible for cancer returning.
The Greece test is supposedly useful because with only about 2 tablespoons of blood, natural anti-cancer as well as chemotherapeutic agents can be tested for effectiveness in combating CTCs and CSCs. The benefit here would huge for patients, as the testing is done in a lab, as opposed to the patient’s blood stream. Additonionally, the Greece test is said to allow for a much more controlled environment than testing on a live patient – variables can be eliminated or accounted for, and multiple cancer-fighting agents can be tested in parallel (at the same time). This saves the patient vital time when combating cancer.
‘Greece’ Test Criticism
Criticisms for the test arise from the fact that many critics have stated that the time the test takes is not sufficient to test the amount of circulating tumor cells the test is said to extract. Additionally, blood tests can only detect tumor cells for blood-borne cancers, or cancers that have metastasized to the bloodstream.
These criticisms aside, many cancer patients choose to undergo the RGCC test. We chose to write this article because we hear from clients who undergo this test and hear that some of their results and how the contents in Haelan 951 could help them. Here’s what we know:
One commonly tested agent in the Greece test is genistein. Genistein is a type of isoflavone that is a known angiogenesis inhibitor – that is, it is known to inhibit cancer cell growth. Unsurprisingly, many of our patients receive results which indicate that genistein may be effective in reducing their CTC counts.
Haelan 951 has 1,571.2 mg of genistein, making it 19.6 more potent that the next leading genistein supplement. Additionally, Haelan has an absorbtion rate greater than 94%, whereas the leading genistein capsul competitor only has an absobtion rate of 39-51%.