Efficient capture of circulating tumor cells with a novel immunocytochemical microfluidic device.

@article{Dickson2011EfficientCO,
  title={Efficient capture of circulating tumor cells with a novel immunocytochemical microfluidic device.},
  author={Mary Nora Dickson and Pavel Tsinberg and Zhongliang Tang and Farideh Z. Bischoff and T. Wilson and Edward F. Leonard},
  journal={Biomicrofluidics},
  year={2011},
  volume={5 3},
  pages={34119-3411915}
}
Ability to perform cytogenetic interrogations on circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from the blood of cancer patients is vital for progressing toward targeted, individualized treatments. CTCs are rare compared to normal (bystander) blood cells, found in ratios as low as 1:10(9). The most successful isolation techniques have been immunocytochemical technologies that label CTCs for separation based on unique surface antigens that distinguish them from normal bystander cells. The method discussed here… CONTINUE READING

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