alexa Detection of neuroblastoma cells in blood.
Oncology

Oncology

Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis

Author(s): Moss TJ, Sanders DG

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Tumor surveillance tests are used to detect relapse and to guide the clinician in making therapeutic changes. Identification of relapse early in the course of disease may improve long-term survival. For patients with neuroblastoma, current conventional surveillance methods include radiologic testing, bone marrow analysis, physical examination, and measurement of urinary catecholamine metabolites. Immunocytologic analysis of blood for the detection of circulating tumor cells is a highly specific and sensitive method, which may prove useful in monitoring patients with neuroblastoma. In our study, circulating tumor cells were detected in seven of 10 patients with known disseminated disease at diagnosis and in six of 13 patients during therapy. In some patients, as few as two tumor cells were identified among 100,000 normal hematopoietic cells. The presence or absence of circulating neuroblasts in the 13 patients evaluated during therapy was significantly correlated with tumor relapse (P = .002). We conclude that immunocytologic analysis of blood is a sensitive method for the detection of circulating neuroblasts. We recommend that this technique be used in conjunction with other conventional methods for improved tumor detection and subsequent monitoring of neuroblastoma patients.
This article was published in J Clin Oncol and referenced in Journal of Carcinogenesis & Mutagenesis

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

  • Mingsong Wu
    Identification of differentially expressed genes in human lung adenocarcinoma: ERGIC3 as a novel lung cancer-related gene
    PPT Version | PDF Version
  • Flavia Secco Tavares de Souza
    A Comparative Study Among Elective Conventional Surgery, Urgency/Emergency Conventional Approaching and Elective Videolaparoscopic Surgery on the Treatment of Hospitalized Patients at First Surgeric Clinic of Federal Hospital of Bonsucesso with a Diagnostic of Colorectal adenocarcinoma, between January 2010 and December 2012
    PPT Version | PDF Version

Recommended Conferences

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords