Detection and clinical significance of occult tumour cells in colorectal cancer.

@article{Tsavellas2001DetectionAC,
  title={Detection and clinical significance of occult tumour cells in colorectal cancer.},
  author={George Tsavellas and Hemali S Patel and Timothy G. Allen-Mersh},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={88 10},
  pages={1307-20}
}
BACKGROUND A variety of techniques have been employed for the detection of occult tumour cells in the blood, bone marrow and lymph nodes of patients with colorectal cancer. This review examines the methods used, results obtained and the clinical significance of studies in this field. METHODS A Medline literature search was performed using the terms colorectal cancer, minimal residual disease, micrometastasis, polymerase chain reaction, reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction and… CONTINUE READING

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