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About this book
This volume provides the latest research on circulating tumor cells aimed for cancer researchers, scientists, and molecular oncologists. It presents the basic concepts behind circulating tumor cells (CTCs), metastatic biology, and potential applications as to how CTCs can be used in diagnostic biomarkers.
CTCs are cells that have detached from the primary tumor and circulate in the bloodstream. Such cells may become "seeds" for the growth of additional tumors. The field of analysis surrounding cancer metastasis has been steadily growing, and CTCs provide effective biomarkers that can be examined in peripheral blood through a minimally invasive “liquid biopsy” procedure. CTCs offer several exciting applications, not only as markers of disease progression but also as biomarkers of monitoring response to therapy and companion diagnostics for novel anticancer drug development.There has been rapid progress in the field, fueled by research in basic science, biomedical engineering, and clinical applications. This book presents the latest developments from world-wide leaders, and will be useful for anyone interested in this important and expanding field.
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-3363-1
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
- eBook Packages Medicine
- Print ISBN 978-1-4939-3361-7
- Online ISBN 978-1-4939-3363-1
- Series Print ISSN 2199-2584
- Series Online ISSN 2199-2592
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