Published in Blood Weekly, April 27th, 1998
The test can detect a single cancerous cell in one milliliter of blood - less than a teaspoonful, Jonathan Uhr and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center said.
Reporting in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, they said their test homes in on epithelial cells - the cells that line the surfaces of organs and blood vessels. There is growing evidence that epithelial cells are shed into the blood during cancer, and that this could be one way that cancer spreads through the...
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