Detection and prognostic significance of circulating tumour cells in patients with metastatic breast cancer according to immunohistochemical subtypes

@inproceedings{Peeters2014DetectionAP,
  title={Detection and prognostic significance of circulating tumour cells in patients with metastatic breast cancer according to immunohistochemical subtypes},
  author={Dieter J E Peeters and P-J van Dam and Gert G G M Van den Eynden and Annemie Rutten and Hilde Wuyts and L Pouillon and Marc Peeters and Patrick Pauwels and Steven J. Van Laere and Peter B. Vermeulen and Luc Y Dirix},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2014}
}
Background:The enumeration of circulating tumour cells (CTCs) with the EpCAM-based CellSearch system has prognostic significance in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC). The aim of this study was to explore potential differences in the detection and prognostic significance of CTCs in MBC according to immunohistochemical subtypes of breast cancer.Methods:CellSearch CTC counts were obtained from 154 MBC patients before first-line systemic treatment between November 2007 and August 2012… CONTINUE READING