Circulating Tumor Cells Identify Early Recurrence in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Undergoing Radical Resection

@inproceedings{BayarriLara2016CirculatingTC,
  title={Circulating Tumor Cells Identify Early Recurrence in Patients with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Undergoing Radical Resection},
  author={Clara I Bayarri-Lara and Francisco G. Ortega and Antonio Cueto Ladr{\'o}n de Guevara and Jose Luis Garc{\'i}a Puche and Javier Ruiz Zafra and Diego de Miguel-P{\'e}rez and Abel S{\'a}nchez-Palencia Ramos and Carlos Fernando Giraldo-Ospina and Juan A. Navajas G{\'o}mez and Miguel Delgado-Rodr{\'i}guez and Jose Antonio Lorente and M. J. Serrano and Jeffrey R Chalmers},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Surgery is the treatment of choice for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stages I-IIIA. However, more than 20% of these patients develop recurrence and die due to their disease. The release of tumor cells into peripheral blood (CTCs) is one of the main causes of recurrence of cancer. The objectives of this study are to identify the prognostic value of the presence and characterization of CTCs in peripheral blood in patients undergoing radical resection for NSCLC… CONTINUE READING