Preoperative detection of peripherally circulating cancer cells and its prognostic significance in ovarian cancer.

@article{Judson2003PreoperativeDO,
  title={Preoperative detection of peripherally circulating cancer cells and its prognostic significance in ovarian cancer.},
  author={Patricia L. Judson and Melissa A. Geller and Robin L. Bliss and Matthew P. Boente and Levi S. Downs and Peter A. Argenta and Linda F. Carson},
  journal={Gynecologic oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={91 2},
  pages={
          389-94
        }
}
OBJECTIVES Studies in several solid tumors have shown that the presence of occult metastasis in the bone marrow or peripheral blood is highly predictive of decreased disease-free and overall survival. Our objective was to determine the incidence of circulating ovarian or primary peritoneal cancer cells in the peripheral blood at the time of disease diagnosis, or recurrence, and to determine the prognostic significance of these occult metastasis. METHODS Peripheral blood was drawn… CONTINUE READING
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