Possible applications of circulating tumor cells in patients with non small cell lung cancer

Alfredo Tartarone, Elisabetta Rossi, Rosa Lerose, Giuseppina Mambella, Giuseppe Calderone, Rita Zamarchi, Michele Aieta

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Abstract

Recent experiences indicate that, as already reported for other types of cancer, circulating tumor cells (CTCs) may play a role also in non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) for diagnosis, therapy monitoring and prognostic purposes. CTCs evaluation could be particularly relevant in this clinical setting not only for the objective difficulty in obtaining tumor tissue, but also because of the lack of reliable tumor markers. In the current review, we will focus on the possible applications of CTCs in NSCLC patients.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLung Cancer
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Mar 1 2016

Keywords

  • Anaplastic lymphoma kinase fusion gene
  • Circulating tumor cells
  • Epidermal growth factor receptor
  • Liquid biopsy
  • Non small cell lung cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research

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