Clinical significance of circulating tumor cells in breast cancer patients

@article{Tao2011ClinicalSO,
  title={Clinical significance of circulating tumor cells in breast cancer patients},
  author={Min Tao and Deliang Ma and Yan Li and Chong Zhou and Yinsheng Zhang and Weiming Duan and Xiujuan Xu and Rong Wang and Lingzhi Wu and Haiyan Liu},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2011},
  volume={129},
  pages={247-254}
}
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are defined as tumor cells circulating in the peripheral blood of patients, shed from either the primary tumors or its metastases. Many techniques have been developed in the recent years to identify CTCs in breast cancer patients, and trials have proved the prognostic significance of CTCs. In this study, we validated the CTC detection method of combining cell filtration and laser scanning cytometry (LSC), which was highly reproducible with increased sensitivity… CONTINUE READING

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