Detection of circulating tumour cells in peripheral blood of patients with advanced non-metastatic bladder cancer.

@article{Rink2011DetectionOC,
  title={Detection of circulating tumour cells in peripheral blood of patients with advanced non-metastatic bladder cancer.},
  author={Michael Rink and Felix K-H Chun and Sarah J P Minner and Martin Friedrich and Oliver Mauermann and Hans Heinzer and Hartwig Huland and Margit Fisch and Klaus Pantel and Sabine Riethdorf},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2011},
  volume={107 10},
  pages={1668-75}
}
OBJECTIVE • To prospectively detect and evaluate the biological significance of circulating tumour cells (CTC) in patients with bladder cancer, especially in those patients with non-metastatic, advanced bladder cancer (NMABC). PATIENTS AND METHODS • Between July 2007 and January 2009, blood samples of 50 consecutive patients with localized bladder cancer and five patients with metastatic disease scheduled for cystectomy were prospectively investigated for CTC. Peripheral blood (7.5 ml) was… CONTINUE READING

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