Relevance of disseminated tumour cells in blood and bone marrow of patients with solid epithelial tumours in perspective.

@article{Vlems2003RelevanceOD,
  title={Relevance of disseminated tumour cells in blood and bone marrow of patients with solid epithelial tumours in perspective.},
  author={Femke A Vlems and Theo Ruers and Cornelis J A Punt and Theo Wobbes and Goos N. P. van Muijen},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={2003},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={289-302}
}
Currently-used systems to predict prognosis in patients with solid epithelial tumours after surgical resection of the tumour do not give any guarantees for the individual patient. In this respect the clinical relevance of the presence of disseminated tumour cells in blood and bone marrow has been frequently studied. Because of growing awareness that information on merely the presence of disseminated tumour cells is not sufficient for prognostic and therapeutic purposes, attention for… CONTINUE READING

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