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Circulating Tumor Cells: Detection and Applications

Article   Apr 17, 2020 | by Nicole Gleichmann

 
Circulating Tumor Cells: Detection and Applications

The stages of metastasis. 1. Cells detach from the primary tumor. 2. The detached cells (the CTCs) enter the bloodstream. 3. Some CTCs survive by avoiding immune detection and enter the microvessels of other tissues or organs. 4. The tumor cells achieve neoangiogenesis (when new blood vessels grow, supporting tumor growth and survival) in the new tissue or organ. At this point, these cells are known as disseminated tumor cells.

 
 
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