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Circulating Tumor Cells and the CellSearch Assay


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Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC)

Slide 2

April 2011

A circulating tumor cell is a cell that has detached from a solid tumor and entered the peripheral bloodstream. A number of studies have now demonstrated that the presence of circulating tumor cells in the peripheral blood is associated with decreased progression-free survival and decreased overall survival in patients with metastatic breast, colorectal, or prostate cancer. Mike will review the findings of some of these studies later in this presentation.

Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC)


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