Circulating tumour cells in breast cancer: Prognostic indicators, metastatic intermediates, or irrelevant bystanders? (Review).

Abstract

Circulating tumour cells (CTCs) have been of considerable interest for many years. The rarity of these cells presents the main challenge associated with their analysis. Current detection methods use antibody and nucleic acid techniques and are sensitive for CTC detection but limited in their utility by the occurrence of false-positive results. Despite this… (More)
DOI: 10.3892/mmr_00000027

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