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Circulating Tumor Cells and the CellSearch Assay


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Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (MCRC)

Slide 16

April 2011

Now let's discuss the use of the CellSearch Assay for metastatic colorectal cancer.

In 2010, an estimated 142,000 new cases of colorectal cancer were diagnosed in the United States with approximately 51,000 deaths due to colorectal cancer. Of the new cases, nearly 20% had metastatic colorectal cancer when diagnosed and nearly one-third will develop metastases during clinical followup. Therefore, approximately 75,000 new patients are being treated for metastatic colorectal cancer every year.

Metastatic Colorectal Cancer (MCRC)


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