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New Test May Predict Prostate Cancer's Aggressiveness
Date:4/19/2010

er parts of the body, but they are so rare that they are invisible to current technology.

The new circulating tumor cell (CTC) chip identified such cells in nearly half of 20 people with early-stage prostate cancer and in two-thirds of people with advanced cancer, providing important prognostic information, researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital reported.

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Learn about diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer from the U.S. National Cancer Institute.



SOURCES: Robert W. Veltri, Ph.D., associate professor, urology and oncology, and director, Fisher Biorepository & Biomarker Laboratory, The Brady Urological Research Institute, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore; William J. Catalona, director, prostate cancer program, Northwestern Memorial Hospital Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, and professor, urology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago; April 18, 2010, American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting, Washington, D.C.


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