Cell-free miRNAs may indicate diagnosis and docetaxel sensitivity of tumor cells in malignant effusions

@inproceedings{Xie2010CellfreeMM,
  title={Cell-free miRNAs may indicate diagnosis and docetaxel sensitivity of tumor cells in malignant effusions},
  author={Li Xie and Xi Chen and Lifeng Wang and Xiaoping Qian and Tingting Wang and Jia Wei and Lixia Yu and Yitao Ding and Chen-Yu Zhang and Bao-rui Liu},
  booktitle={BMC Cancer},
  year={2010}
}
Circulating cell-free microRNAs have been identified as potential cancer biomarkers. However, the existence and the potential application of cell-free miRNAs in effusion samples are still uncertain. In order to explore the potential role of cell-free miRNA in malignant effusions, we selected 22 miRNAs differentially expressed in the serum of lung cancer patients and studied their expression levels in body cavity effusion samples. We measured the expression of 22 miRNAs using qRT-PCR in two… CONTINUE READING