Circulating tumour cells in the central and the peripheral venous compartment in patients with metastatic breast cancer
Peeters, D J E × Van den Eynden, G G van Dam, P-J Prové, A Benoy, I H van Dam, P A Vermeulen, P B Pauwels, P Peeters, M Van Laere, Steven Dirix, L Y #
British Journal of Cancer vol:104 issue:9 pages:1472-7
The enumeration of circulating tumour cells (CTC) has prognostic significance in patients with metastatic breast cancer (MBC) and monitoring of CTC levels over time has considerable potential to guide treatment decisions. However, little is known on CTC kinetics in the human bloodstream.