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Improving Cancer Diagnostics with Circulating Tumor Cells in Blood

Liquid biopsies: A new era in blood-based cancer detection methods




Profiling circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from the blood is an attractive alternative to invasive and painful biopsies for cancer diagnosis. However, their low abundance, contamination with blood cells, and cell death during purification create barriers for the technique’s successful adoption in clinics. To circumvent these problems, researchers turn to single-cell technology to enrich CTCs from the blood and determine tumor characteristics.

Download this application note from BioRad to learn

  • Challenges in CTC detection
  • The automated Genesis system for single cell CTC enrichment
  • CTC as a cancer biomarker