The prognostic role of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detected by RT-PCR in breast cancer: a meta-analysis of published literature

@article{Zhao2011ThePR,
  title={The prognostic role of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) detected by RT-PCR in breast cancer: a meta-analysis of published literature},
  author={Shu Zhao and Yupeng Liu and Qingyuan Zhang and Hongbin Li and Minghui Zhang and Wenjie Ma and Wenhui Zhao and Jingxuan Wang and Maopeng Yang},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2011},
  volume={130},
  pages={809-816}
}
The prognostic significance of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in patients with breast cancer is controversial. We performed a meta-analysis of published literature to assess whether the detection of CTCs in patients diagnosed with primary breast cancer can be used as a prognostic factor. We searched Medline, Science Citation Index, and Embase databases as well as reference lists of relevant articles (including review articles) for studies that assessed the prognostic relevance of tumor cell… CONTINUE READING

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