“Tumor Cell and DNA Detection in the Blood, Urine, and Bone Marrow”
Patients with resectable solid primary cancers and even limited number of metastases are potentially curable. However, most patients develop recurrences despite surgery. Also, early detection of lung cancer with low dose CT screening may cure patients at an early stage. Circulating and disseminated tumor cell (CTC/DTC) and circulating cell-free (cf) DNA isolation from the blood, urine and bone marrow will increase understanding of cancer spread and advance knowledge to develop individualized therapies and improve screening.
Diagnostic Test - Test for circulating tumor cells, DNA alterations
Tumor Cell and DNA Detection in the Blood, Urine and Bone Marrow of Patients With Solid Cancers and Subjects Undergoing Lung Cancer Screening