Circulating tumor cells detected by lab-on-a-disc: Role in early diagnosis of gastric cancer.

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PloS one, ISSN: 1932-6203, Vol: 12, Issue: 6, Page: e0180251

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10.1371/journal.pone.0180251; 10.1371/journal.pone.0180251.t004; 10.1371/journal.pone.0180251.t001; 10.1371/journal.pone.0180251.g002; 10.1371/journal.pone.0180251.t002; 10.1371/journal.pone.0180251.g001; 10.1371/journal.pone.0180251.g003; 10.1371/journal.pone.0180251.t003
Hwa Mi Kang; Gwang Ha Kim; Hye Kyung Jeon; Dae Hwan Kim; Tae Yong Jeon; Do Youn Park; Hyunjin Jeong; Won Joo Chun; Mi-Hyun Kim; Juhee Park; Minji Lim; Tae-Hyeong Kim; Yoon-Kyung Cho; Olorunseun Ogunwobi Show More Hide
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Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology; Agricultural and Biological Sciences; Biochemistry; Medicine; Cell Biology; Genetics; Molecular Biology; Biotechnology; Developmental Biology; Cancer; Infectious Diseases; Space Science; 7.5 ml; circulating tumor cells; 2015. peripheral blood samples; discriminative ctc value; fluid-assisted separation technique
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The use of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) as an early diagnostic biomarker and prognostic indicator after surgery or chemotherapy has been suggested for various cancers. This study aimed to evaluate CTCs in patients who underwent gastrectomy for gastric cancer and to explore their clinical usefulness in the early diagnosis of gastric cancer.