Do you have the courage to make a difference?

Various efforts are being made to overcome a barrier that has hindered researchers for years


Monitoring - Circulating Tumour Cells "ctc's" in blood samples


Imperfect and expensive as these are thus far, they at least provide valuable clues for some patients as to:


*The effectiveness of treatments for an individual's response.

*Early warning of reoccurrence



Sadly & shockingly very many oncologist are still unaware of this as an option to at least monitor some patients that otherwise often go unmonitored.




If all cancer teams had access to an affordable tests method patients may have a more accurate picture of how well treatment has worked.


CellSearch

The ground breaking but expensive system that is being used in some hospitals since 2007 

CTC's In the Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer - Part 1

CTC's In the Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer - Part 2






Oncologist & other members of cancer teams!

For more detail, Case study, etc, see the video’s & other information in the links below.

http://www.veridex.com/CellSearch/CellSearchHCP.aspx



Circulating Tumor Cell Kit
(Epithelial) http://www.veridex.com/pdf/7800047_04.pdf



CellSearch® Instructions for Use (IFU)

http://www.veridex.com/Legacy_ProdInfo.aspx?grp=cifu&menu=cs



Metastatic Breast Cancer

http://www.veridex.com/CellSearch/Patients/CellSearchCTC.aspx


http://www.veridex.com/CellSearch/Patients/Monitoring.aspx




All circulating EpCAM+CK+CD45− objects predict overall survival in castration-resistant prostate cancer

http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/02/09/annonc.mdq030.full#sec-14









Circulating Tumour Cells as Biomarkers, An Abbreviated Course (Part 1 of 2)




Circulating Tumour Cells as Biomarkers, An Abbreviated Course (Part 2 of 2)






CellSearch


Metastatic Breast Cancer

http://www.veridex.com/CellSearch/Patients/CellSearchCTC.aspx


http://www.veridex.com/CellSearch/Patients/Monitoring.aspx




All circulating EpCAM+CK+CD45− objects predict overall survival in castration-resistant prostate cancer

http://annonc.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2010/02/09/annonc.mdq030.full#sec-14



Other CellSearch Discussions
http://www.cancerforums.net/threads/179-reresults-for-Cellsearch-circulating-tumor-cell-test



Meet SU2C's Scientists: CTC-Chip Dream Team



Circulating Tumor Cells in Patients with Breast Cancer Dormancy

http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/10/24/8152.long


- Criteria for diagnosis of CTCs
Because the patients in the present study were clinically cancer-free and at low risk for recurrence, classification of a cell in the blood as a malignant tumor cell had to be unambiguous. A cell had to meet all the criteria listed in Table 1⇓
http://clincancerres.aacrjournals.org/content/10/24/8152/T1.expansion.html