Navigation Links
Center for Molecular Medicine One of the First Midwest Labs to Offer Advanced Test for Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer
Date:11/12/2007

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ - The Center for Molecular Medicine (CMM) today announced it is one of the first Midwest-based laboratories to offer the Veridex CellSearch(TM) System to physicians with patients suffering from metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV or "advanced").

The FDA-approved CellSearch System is the first diagnostic test to automatically identify and count circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in the bloodstream from a blood sample. Studies have shown that if five or more CTCs are present in a drawn blood sample, progression-free and overall survival in these patients are shorter than if the CTC value is below five cells. This test enables physicians to monitor their patients' progress during treatment for metastatic breast cancer, allowing the physician to make changes as necessary.

According to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, an estimated 40,460 women will die from breast cancer in 2007 with another 178,480 diagnosed. Of the 40,460 women who die, the majority will die from recurrent metastatic cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is the stage of breast cancer when the cancerous cells (or circulating tumor cells) break away from the tumor in the breast and spread to other locations in the body and grow. Although many other treatment options are available, physicians usually must wait several months before being able to determine if a selected treatment is effective.

Published reports from The New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of Clinical Oncology have shown the detection of CTCs in the blood to successfully predict the disease progression and survival in women with metastatic breast cancer. The CellSearch System will help physicians predict the effectiveness of treatment at any time through its ability to locate one circulating tumor cell in the 40 billion cells contained in a 7.5ml sample of blood.

"The CellSearch System is a great example of exactly the kind of work the CMM was
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Center for Molecular Medicine
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related biology technology :

1. BioLife Solutions Announces Exclusive CryoStor(TM) Supply Agreement With the New England Cryogenic Center, Inc.
2. Baxa Announces 2008 Dates for STAR Center Professional Pharmacy and Cleanroom Training
3. Center for Molecular Medicine Only Regional Provider of Test Suggested in FDA Alert on Prescribing Codeine to Nursing Mothers
4. UniCare Unveils Community Resource Center in Topeka to Serve Medicaid Enrollees
5. NYU Medical Center Collaborates With Rosetta Genomics to Develop a microRNA-Based Diagnostic Test for Melanoma
6. Alliance for Medical Devices, Instrumentation and Diagnostics formed between Fraunhofer Center for Manufacturing Innovation and Boston University
7. Edwards Lifesciences Grants UC Irvine $5 Million to Establish the Edwards Lifesciences Center for Advanced Cardiovascular Technology
8. Total Site Solutions Selected to Provide Construction Management Services for Existing Pharmaceutical and Biotech Customer for Data Center Expansion Project
9. Midwest Research Institute Launches Center for Biological Safety and Security (CBS2)
10. Kaiser Permanente Colorado Opens Center for Health Dissemination and Implementation Research
11. Beaumont Technology Usability Center To Offer Training For Medical Technology Companies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:1/22/2015)... January 22, 2015 The laboratory information ... has witnessed a number of technological advancements due to ... requirements, growing need to integrate healthcare systems, and increasing ... challenges in system integration. Key players in the market ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Crystal Diagnostics (CDx) Xpress System, a ... received AOAC-PTM Certifications for the six non-O157 Shiga toxin-producing E. ... referred to as STEC or the “Big-6”) as well as ... (cfu) per 325 g of raw ground beef and raw ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 zFlo Motion , a US ... an exciting product from a new partner. STT-Systems ... the past 15 years, with offerings in the optical-motion capture, ... IMU system (inertial measurement unit), iSen, is opening eyes around ...
(Date:1/22/2015)... 2015 Controlled Substance Compliance Services (CSCS), ... companies check the legal requirements around using controlled substances ... , As their international operations expand and become ... solutions built as a result of the first phase ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 2Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 3Laboratory Information Management Systems Market is Expected to Reach $1,323.6 Million by 2019 - New Research Report by MarketsandMarkets 4Crystal Diagnostics Awarded AOAC-PTM Accreditation for the Rapid Detection of “Big 6” E.coli Food Pathogens 23D Motion Capture Just Got Easy 2Global Compliance Service for Controlled Substances to Expand to China 2
... vast potential for POET,s cellulosic process , ... Sioux ... economical and environmentally friendly as a feedstock for cellulosic ethanol, university ... technology., , , , ,Removing corn cobs from fields for use ...
... China, May 21 Sinobiopharma Inc. ("Sinobiopharma ", ... pleased to announce that it has applied for ... besylate, a pre-surgical skeletal muscle relaxant. The Company ... (SIPO) for a Chinese patent for Atracurium,s freeze-drying ...
... AMSTERDAM, May 21 ,Agendia, a world leader in molecular ... University of California San Francisco ,and the Netherlands ... American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, May 29 ... The study results further underpin the broad ...
Cached Biology Technology:Research Reinforces Economic, Environmental Benefits of Corn Cobs as Source for Cellulosic Ethanol 2Research Reinforces Economic, Environmental Benefits of Corn Cobs as Source for Cellulosic Ethanol 3Sinobiopharma Applies For Two Chinese Patents For Cisatracurium Besylate 2Agendia to Present Multiple Predictive and Prognostic Studies on Breast and Colorectal Cancers at ASCO Annual Meeting 2Agendia to Present Multiple Predictive and Prognostic Studies on Breast and Colorectal Cancers at ASCO Annual Meeting 3
(Date:12/19/2014)... Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/86ncd6/micro_market ) has announced ... Perimeter Security Systems Market" report to their offering. ... American perimeter security market is estimated to grow at a ... market holds a larger share in this market, ...
(Date:12/17/2014)... , Dec. 15, 2014  HITLAB SM announced ... audit to confirm its adherence to current U.S. Food ... to conduct regulated smart device and smart phone application ... research quality. "HITLAB is determined to improve ...
(Date:12/11/2014)... 09, 2014 Research and Markets , ... ) has announced the addition of the "Biometrics ... offering. One major trend emerging in ... in technology, it is important to upgrade biometric solutions ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 2Micro Market Monitor: North America Perimeter Security Systems Market (Intrusion Detection Sensor, Video Surveillance, Communication/Alarm and Notification, Access Control System) 3HITLAB Completes GCP Audit for FDA Smart Device & App Compliance 2Biometrics Market in the APAC Region 2015-2019: Key Vendors are 3M Cogent, NEC, Safran and Suprema 2
... of Texas at Austin scientists have shed light on what ... In two papers set to be published next week ... scientists report that the two largest groups of flowering plants ... the other major lineages. These are the monocots, which include ...
... a relatively small number of people from Siberia who trekked across ... to the native peoples of North and South America? ... parts of Asia or Polynesia, arriving multiple times at several places ... in successive migrations that began as early as 30,000 years ago? ...
... Indiana University researchers found the chlorinated flame retardant Dechlorane ... United States, with by far the highest concentrations measured ... is produced. The study, by Xinghua Qui and ... and Environmental Affairs, was published online last week by ...
Cached Biology News:UF botanists: Flowering plants evolved very quickly into 5 groups 2UF botanists: Flowering plants evolved very quickly into 5 groups 3Gene study supports single main migration across Bering Strait 2Gene study supports single main migration across Bering Strait 3The proof is in the tree bark 2
Rabbit anti-phospho-EGFr (Tyr992) - Concentrate...
... PS603. Immunogen: Synthetic phosphopeptide ... the phosphorylated Ser603 residue of ... Specific for synapsin I when ... Reactivity: Rat (positive control: ...
CMRL Medium-1066 (1X) liquid...
... 11(R)-HETE is biosynthesized by the ... purpuratus, and the fresh water hydra, ... 11(R)-HETE relates to oocyte maturation and ... species.11(R)-HETE is also produced when aspirin-treated ...
Biology Products: