Tumor Banking

The process is simple, but because each tumor is unique, a patient navigator is assigned to explain the details.

Things you should know Benefits of Preserving Tumor Alive What are Cancer Vaccines?
  • Each tumor is unique and holds important information, but tumors are routinely discarded during surgery
  • Your tumor plays a vital role in determining your treatment options and is required for the most effective diagnostics and treatments
  • Preserving your tumor in the right format (especially alive) offers you more treatment options
Every patient and oncologist should challenge the standard of care. Only by recognizing that each patient is different and that traditional treatments have significant limitations can oncologists begin to design and recommend personalized, effective treatments. Live tumor cells are required to awaken your immune system to fight cancer, to experiment with chemo in the lab rather than on your body, and to target cancer cells while sparing your healthy cells. Even after surgery, cancer cells typically remain in the body and blood stream. Cancer vaccines are a type of immunotherapy designed to clean the body of these cells so cancer does not recur. Cancer vaccines boost the immune system and stimulate it to help prolong time in remission, thus prolonging life. These vaccines require live cells. 90% of our clients use their tumor cells for cancer vaccines.​
1.Who owns my tumor?

With KeepMyTumor, you have full control over your tissue at all times. We take direction from you in terms of where and when to transfer specimens to clinical trials or other clinicians. .

2. Do you have a refund policy?

KeepMyTumor processes all specimens on arrival and cannot refund fees once the tissue is processed. This is because we incur the cost of processing specimens regardless of the quality or volume of the specimen received, whether the specimen proves cancerous or not, whether the specimen yields a large number of cells or not, or whether the specimen is accepted and/or used by the desired final application.

3. What is the cost to collect, process and store my tumor?

Costs associated with first-time tissue cryopreservation are generally nominal, including a specially-prepared collection kit, shipping, custom processing and initial immunotherapy consultation. Where your individual costs may fall in that range depends on your specific situation. Please contact us to discuss details.