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Circulating Tumor Cells and the CellSearch Assay



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Circulating Tumor Cells

Slide 5

April 2011

There has been a great deal of clinical interest in CTCs for decades. Many studies have been conducted to examine the clinical utility of CTC detection. These studies reveal that CTC detection has a number of utilities but currently this type of testing is primarily used to evaluate a patient's prognosis and to assist in the therapeutic management of patients with metastatic cancer. And now Mike will discuss the technical aspects of the CellSearch assay and several clinical trials that have addressed the clinical utility of the assay.

Circulating Tumor Cells

 


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