CIRCULATING TUMOUR CELLS
CTC (Circulating tumour cells) are carcinoma cells which have been separated from the carcinoma and they have entered the blood stream where they circulate and show a potential for development of metastatic deposits.
These cells can be isolated and identified, and as a result the interest in their detection has been growing exponentially due to:
- Early detection and establishment of a diagnosis of new carcinomas
- Monitoring the course of the disease of the existing carcinoma
- Prognosis – providing information about the risk of repeated appearance of the “old” carcinoma type which is currently present.
BIOMED AID cooperates with the R.G.C.C. group offers general tests for detection of CTCs cells, along with tests of specific carcinoma types, breast carcinoma, carcinoma of the large intestine, malignant melanoma and sarcoma….