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Circulating Tumor Cells in Synovial Sarcoma


#1

In the following study, circulating tumor cells were found in the blood of all 6 synovial sarcoma patients:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25258541

This was a study on a small number of patients but it raises an interesting number of questions. For instance, could a blood test predict who is going to develop metastases?


#2

The writer of the above circulating tumor cells study is now recruiting patients for a trial in Brazil:


#3

Another method to isolate circulating sarcoma cells using the ApoStream system is presented here (2 patients with synovial sarcoma in this study):


#4

John Hopkins University is using CellSieve™ microfiltration system to find circulating tumor cells:


#5

A Japanese study suggests monitoring synovial sarcoma by checking blood expression levels of microRNA-92b-3p: