ISOLATION OF RARE CIRCULATING TUMOR CELLS FROM BLOOD USING MICROBUBBLES


Year of Award:
2009
Award Type:
R21
Project Number:
CA137721
RFA Number:
RFA-CA-08-009
Technology Track:
Biospecimen Science Technologies
PI/Project Leader:
SIMBERG, DIMITRI
Other PI or Project Leader:
N/A
Institution:
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA SAN DIEGO
It is well established that metastatic tumor cells are present in blood and bone marrow throughout the course of cancer disease (1-4). These circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are thought to seed the disease and distant metastases in the body (5,6). Isolating