›› 2018, Vol. 38 ›› Issue (3): 343-.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1674-8115.2018.03.019

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Application in diagnosis and treatment of circulating tumor cell detection in lung cancer#br#

ZHANG Li-yan, TAN Xiao-ming#br#   

  1. Department of Respiratory Medicine, South Campus, Renji Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Shanghai 201112, China
  • Online:2018-03-28 Published:2018-05-03
  • Supported by:
    Natural Science Foundation of Minhang District of Shanghai, 2016MHZ52

Abstract: Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are cancer cells that fall off from the primary tumor and enter into the blood circulation system. CTCs detection will contribute to diagnosing tumor in its early stage, monitoring the relapse and metastasis, evaluating the prognosis. In this review, the recent progress and the application in diagnosis and treatment of CTCs detection methods in lung cancer were summarized

Key words: circulating tumor cells (CTCs), lung cancer, detection method