Published in Cancer Weekly, January 4th, 2005
Their findings, published in the December 2004 issue of Clinical Cancer Research and available online, show that a third of the long-time disease-free patients in the study had circulating tumor cells (CTCs). The presence of CTCs is often associated with a higher risk of recurrence if they are found soon after a mastectomy.
The UT Southwestern discovery that CTCs can be found in patients up to 20 years after mastectomy is notable because these patients have a...
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