Disseminated tumour cells. Their detection and significance for prognosis of gastrointestinal and pancreatic carcinomas.

@article{Vogel2001DisseminatedTC,
  title={Disseminated tumour cells. Their detection and significance for prognosis of gastrointestinal and pancreatic carcinomas.},
  author={Ilka Vogel and Holger Kalthoff},
  journal={Virchows Archiv : an international journal of pathology},
  year={2001},
  volume={439 2},
  pages={109-17}
}
Metastatic spread is a major factor in the prognosis of cancer patients. Early detection and eradication of circulating tumour cells prior to the development of metastases could help to improve the outcome of patients after tumour resection. Disseminated tumour cells have been detected in different compartments of the body using cytological and immunostaining methods and, more recently, using different molecular biological techniques. The most frequently studied body compartments are the bone… CONTINUE READING

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