Title: Quantitative RT-PCR Detection of Colorectal Tumor Cells in Peripheral Blood-A Systematic Review
Authors: Sergeant, Gregory ×
Penninckx, Freddy
Topal, Baki #
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Academic press inc elsevier science
Series Title: Journal of surgical research vol:150 issue:1 pages:144-152
Abstract: Background. Twenty percent to 40% of patients with node-negative colorectal cancer die of metastatic disease. Detection of cancer cell dissemination has been proposed as a tool to select patients at highest risk for recurrence. In this review, we summarize the evidence for detection with quantitative reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) assays of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in peripheral blood of colorectal cancer patients.
ISSN: 0022-4804
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Abdominal Surgical Oncology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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