Circulating tumor cells in pancreatic cancer patients: methods of detection and clinical implications.

@article{Tjensvoll2014CirculatingTC,
  title={Circulating tumor cells in pancreatic cancer patients: methods of detection and clinical implications.},
  author={Kjersti Tjensvoll and Oddmund Nordg{\aa}rd and Rune Smaaland},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={2014},
  volume={134 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
The poor prognosis of pancreatic cancer patients is associated with the frequent and early dissemination of the disease, as well as late detection due to unspecific and late symptoms from the primary tumor. Pancreatic cancers frequently spread to the liver, lung and skeletal system, suggesting that pancreatic tumor cells must be able to intravasate and travel through the circulation to distant organs. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are tumor cells that have acquired the ability to enter the… CONTINUE READING
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