Presence of tumor DNA in plasma of breast cancer patients: clinicopathological correlations.

  title={Presence of tumor DNA in plasma of breast cancer patients: clinicopathological correlations.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Mar{\'i}a Silva and G Dom{\'i}nguez and J M Garcia and Roberto Gonz{\'a}lez and Maria Jos{\'e} Villanueva and Francisco Navarro and Mariano Provencio and S San Mart{\'i}n and Pilar Espa{\~n}a and F{\'e}lix Bonilla},
  journal={Cancer research},
  volume={59 13},
Using different molecular techniques, DNA has been detected in the plasma of cancer patients with various types of tumors. We undertook the present study to investigate the presence of plasma DNA, before mastectomy, in patients with breast cancer at diagnosis and to analyze the clinicopathological spectrum of this subgroup of patients with respect to patients without DNA with tumor characteristics. We studied 62 patients with breast cancer, who were selected sequentially after mastectomy and… CONTINUE READING
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