DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1008.2010.00313

Academic Journal of Second Military Medical University (第二军医大学学报) 2010/30:3 PP.313-316

Isolation and detection of circulating tumor cells: recent progress

Disseminated malignancy is the main cause of cancer-related death. The spontaneous circulation of tumor cells is responsible for distant metastasis; therefore it is of potential importance to specifically and sensitively detect the circulating tumor cells, which not only allows for more accurate prediction of cancer prognosis, but also helps to tailor individualized anticancer treatment. This paper reviews the enrichment, detection and analyzing methods of circulating tumor cells.

Key words:neoplasms circulating cells,isolation,detection

ReleaseDate:2014-07-21 15:15:31

Funds:Supported by National High-tech R&D Program (“863”Program, 2007AA02Z461), National Science & Technology Major Projects (2008ZX10002-021), and National Natural Science Foundation of China(30672002,30772513).

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