Circulating tumor cell clusters in the peripheral blood of colorectal cancer patients.


PURPOSE Recently several reverse transcription-PCR techniques have been proven to be useful for the detection of circulating micrometastases. However, this way intact cell clusters that were found in animal experiments of prognostic value could not be detected. In this study, evaluation and modification of a commercial, cytokeratin-based, immunomagnetic… (More)


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