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Collection of Cancer Cells From Blood Samples Using Inertial Migration Forces

[+] Author Affiliations
T. Tanaka, T. Ishikawa, K. Numayama-Tsuruta, Y. Imai, H. Ueno, N. Matsuki, T. Yamaguchi

Tohoku University, Sendai, Miyagi, Japan

Paper No. BioMed2011-66034, pp. 13-14; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/BioMed2011-66034
From:
  • ASME 2011 6th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2011 6th Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference and Exhibition
  • Irvine, California, USA, September 26–27, 2011
  • Conference Sponsors: Bioengineering Division
  • Copyright © 2011 by ASME

abstract

Circulating Tumor Cell (CTC) test has been widely adopted for evaluating the prognosis or cure effect of breast cancer. In this test, situations of breast cancer patients are evaluated by counting the number of CTCs in peripheral blood samples. Since conventional method needs fluorescent staining to count CTCs, there are problems of high costs and long process time.

Copyright © 2011 by ASME
Topics: Blood , Cancer

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