The diagnostic value of assays for circulating tumor cells in hepatocellular carcinoma

Abstract

PURPOSE Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are considered potential biomarkers for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Many studies have attempted to explore this role, but the results are variable. We conducted the first comprehensive meta-analysis to evaluate the diagnostic value of CTC assay for HCC patients. Additional prognostic value was also… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/MD.0000000000007513

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