SNP Array Case Study by Phalanx Biotech:
“Mr. Wang passed away last year due to colon cancer at the age of 60. He had been a vegetarian for 30 years and couldn’t imagine why he would have colon cancer, especially when he had a regular, healthy lifestyle! He kept a low-calorie diet, exercised frequently, didn’t smoke, and didn’t drink – what could’ve been the problem?”
In addition to environmental factors (your dietary/lifestyle habits), genetic factors also play important roles in carcinogenesis and other chronic diseases that affect the many people’s daily lives. There is over 99.5% similarity in terms of DNA sequence for all humans. The 0.5% differences mostly result from Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms (SNPs). Domestic and international clinical studies have shown that SNPs are closely related to modern chronic diseases (e.g. cancer, diabetes, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, Alzheimer’s disease or osteoporosis) and immune system regulation-related diseases (e.g. lupus erythematosus). The concept of preventive medicine is to use genetic tests to analyze SNP profiles relating to certain genes in order to understand potential morbidity risks of congenital physical conditions.
Genetic Array Test
Phalanx Biotech Group’s SNP array deploys numerous disease-related SNP probes on a microarray slide for an all-in-one test that calculates the risks of 17 common cancer types and 14 different chronic diseases. We’re able to use the genetic profile resulting from the SNP array test in combination with the user’s dietary/lifestyle habits, in order to calculate an overall risk for the cancer/chronic disease in question. With the calculated risk factor, we are then able to provide suggestions on how to improve daily habits in order to reduce certain risks.
“With this in mind, Mr. Wang’s son, Hsiao-Ming, decided to utilize Phalanx Biotech’s SNP array test to look at the genetic factors he possessed, in order to have a better grasp of his health risk factors. The results of the SNP array test showed that he had the same risk factors for colon cancer as his father. Hsiao-Ming was very grateful for the genetic array test because ‘I could know my likelihood of developing the disease through the genetic array test when I am still young. I have the opportunity to modify my lifestyle to reduce morbidity risks. I can easily assume what kind of disease I am prone to and have plenty of time to prepare myself.’ he said.”
Phalanx’s partnering team of nutritionists, dieticians, and physicians provide an in-depth dietary and lifestyle plan based on the SNP array test findings. Combining the genetic factors and the environmental factors, Phalanx and its network of partners were able to provide personalized health tests with subsequent detailed plans in terms of diet, exercise, and other daily habits to improve the lives of Hsiao-Ming and many other patients.
If you’re interested in finding out more about how to join Phalanx’s network of partners, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that Phalanx’s SNP array is not for diagnostic use.