Molecular Diagnostics

For many people around the world, having access to molecular techniques used in diagnosis or control of diseases is as simple as any other basic blood test. However, this is not the case for most developing countries. Considering the improved survival rates for cancer when an early and precise diagnosis is performed, JCWO builds international support for the Molecular Diagnostic Unit run by FJC in Venezuela; a pioneer program that consists of a personalized, precise, and free of cost diagnostic service for cancers and endemic infectious diseases to underprivileged patients that are treated in public hospitals, and lack the resources to access high quality diagnostics and innovative or conventional therapies. This is the only center in the Latin-American region diagnosing some genetic alterations, such as NMYC and MGMT, using molecular techniques.