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ea0029p817 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ICEECE2012

Characterization of circulating tumor cells in prostate cancer patients

Maheswaran S. , Stott S. , Nagrath S. , Lee R. , Toner M. , Haber D.

This work focuses on the characterization of circulating tumor cells(CTCs) captured from the blood of cancer patients using a microfluidic chip functionalized with an antibody against the epithelial cell adhesion molecule (EPCAM). We visualize CTCs captured from the blood of prostate cancer patients taking advantage of the unique tumor-associated marker, prostate specific antigen (PSA). Our data demonstrate that CTCs are detectable preoperatively in patients with early stage, ...