Circulating Tumor Cell Count

Known as: CTC, Circulating Tumor Cells 
The determination of the amount of circulating tumor cells present in a sample.
National Institutes of Health

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Highly Cited
2014
Highly Cited
2014
PURPOSE Increased circulating tumor cells (CTCs; five or more CTCs per 7.5 mL of whole blood) are associated with poor prognosis… (More)
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
PURPOSE Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may have utility as surrogate biomarkers and "virtual" biopsies. We report the clinical… (More)
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
PURPOSE The use of circulating tumor cells (CTC) as a prognostic marker in metastatic breast cancer (MBC) has been well… (More)
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Highly Cited
2012
Highly Cited
2012
BACKGROUND Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a prognostic marker in metastatic breast cancer, but comparisons with serum tumor… (More)
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Highly Cited
2011
Highly Cited
2011
PURPOSE Pathologic TNM staging is currently the best prognostic factor for non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC). However, even… (More)
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Highly Cited
2009
Highly Cited
2009
The persistence of circulating tumor cells (CTC) in breast cancer patients might be associated with stem cell like tumor cells… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
PURPOSE As treatment options expand for metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC), a blood marker with a prognostic and predictive role… (More)
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Highly Cited
2008
Highly Cited
2008
PURPOSE Circulating tumor cells in blood from metastatic breast cancer patients have been reported as a surrogate marker for… (More)
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
PURPOSE We reported previously that >or=5 circulating tumor cells (CTC) in 7.5 mL blood at baseline and at first follow-up in 177… (More)
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND We tested the hypothesis that the level of circulating tumor cells can predict survival in metastatic breast cancer… (More)
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