[Detection of circulating tumor cells from peripheral blood in patients with transitional cell carcinoma--pilot study. Comparison with the standard histopathological staging].

BACKGROUNDS The aim of this pilot study was to investigate whether UP-II and EGFR genes expression detection with RT-PCR and the use of immunohistochemistry methods on patient samples taken before and after surgery could be used as a cancer marker for detection of circulating tumor cells in peripheral blood of patients with TCC. Another goal of this study… (More)