Circulating Tumor Cells in Synovial Sarcoma


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


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?


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


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


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


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