[An early detection of recurrence using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP) from peripheral blood in patients after gastrectomy].

@article{Tani2006AnED,
  title={[An early detection of recurrence using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP) from peripheral blood in patients after gastrectomy].},
  author={Nobuyuki Tani and Daisuke Ichikawa and Daito Ikoma and Hisashi Ikoma and Soujin Sai and Haruhisa Tomita and Kazuma Okamoto and Shojiro Kikuchi and Hitoshi Fujiwara and Toshiya Ochiai and Yuji Ueda and Eigo Otsuji and Akeo Hagiwara and Hisakazu Yamagishi},
  journal={Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={33 12},
  pages={1720-2}
}
Several molecular approaches, using peripheral blood of patients with cancers, have been assessed recently for ability to detect various primary and recurrent cancers at an early stage. One is the reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) analysis, which can detect a small number of circulating cancer cells. Another is the methylation-specific polymerase chain reaction (MSP), which detects tumor-specific alterations of cell-free serum DNA released from tumor into the circulation… CONTINUE READING