Examines Blood for epithelial cells.
Examines Blood for epithelial cells, CTCapheresis to harvest to harvest blood stem cells from 21 patients with metastatic breast cancer before transplantation. Levels of levels of CTCs, blood samples were collected before apheresis and one month after transplantation. ‘We have the flow cytometry method of dyeing both epithelial and stem cell markers used ‘, Hui Gao, a researcher said in MD Anderson Department of Hematopathology and co-first author of the study. ‘Then we enumerated the %ages of epithelial cells and cancer stem cells to see how this correlated with survival. ‘.
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