[Significance of the colony formation test in ovarian carcinoma].


Methods and evaluation of the human tumor stem cell assay (HTSCA) are described. Advantages and disadvantages of the test system are elaborated. The in vitro/in vivo correlation in the drug screening of human ovarian carcinomas shows that the prediction of sensitivity to a cytotoxic agent is only possible in 64%. Prediction of drug resistance, however… (More)