Association of circulating tumor cells with serum tumor-related methylated DNA in peripheral blood of melanoma patients.


Although previous studies have separately shown the utility of circulating tumor cells (CTC) or cell-free tumor-related DNA in blood of cancer patients, there has been no investigation of their association and/or the prognostic value of combining these assessments. To date, the true source of tumor-related DNA in serum remains unknown. We hypothesized that… (More)


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