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Our Laboratory

Founded in 1995 by Dr. Robert Nagourney, Rational Therapeutics is a fully accredited federal and state licensed laboratory with the primary purpose of personalizing cancer patient treatments.  Click here for a short introduction video.  

With 20+ years of research, Dr. Nagourney has developed the Ex Vivo Analysis of Programmed Cell Death (EVA-PCD) assay, which is a state-of-the-art test that produces a functional profile of a patient's cancer.   How We Test Your Cancer Infographic

The EVA-PCD analysis has been shown to double response rates and increase survival for cancer patients.

This analysis is based on cancer biology and identifies in real-time which therapies amongst many comparable choices induce the cancer cells to shut down and die. This enables patients and their doctors to choose the most effective, least toxic treatment.

Steve Evans, Chief Operations Officer, oversees the day-to-day operations of the laboratory, including personnel and data analyses. With more than 25 years of doing cancer research, he has co-authored five manuscripts, 34 research abstracts and has presented research findings at the annual meetings of the American Association of Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Most types of cancers can be tested by Rational Therapeutics and samples arrive from all over the US and internationally.  Since the test involves living cancer cells, the samples MUST arrive in a very timely manner, within 24-36 hours.

Contact our Patient Relations Representatives to review your specific case by calling us at 800-542-4357.  You can also send us email through our Contact Us page.

Rational Therapeutics continues to be owned and operated by Dr. Nagourney and is the only cancer testing laboratory with an onsite practicing hematologist/oncologist. He is also available for clinical consultations to help patients scientifically determine their best treatment options.           

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