Real-Time Multiplex Rt-PCR on Circulating Tumor Cells
Poster Apr 03, 2007
Using the CTC kit (CellSearch™), cells that attached to anti-EpCAM Moab were immunomagnetically separated and used for analysis of a selected pilot set of 32 genes by real time RT-PCR. This study shows the feasibility of multiple gene expression analysis on RNA isolated from only one tumor cell. Most importantly, expression analysis of several tumor-specific genes in blood samples containing only 2 tumor cells is already possible.
For circulating cell free DNA (ccfDNA) to be used in cancer research successfully, workflow standardization is essential. Access this poster to discover tips on optimal workflow control, how to yield smaller ccfDNA fragments and the differences in quantification and qualification of ccfDNA.READ MORE