Cryopreservation for delayed circulating tumor cell isolation is a valid strategy for prognostic association of circulating tumor cells in gastroesophageal cancer
Daniel Brungs, Elahe Minaei, Marie Ranson, Morteza Aghmesheh, Kara L Vine, Martin Carolan, Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Wollongong 2500, Australia
Daniel Brungs, Elahe Minaei, Marie Ranson, Kara L Vine, School of Biological Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong 2500, Australia
Daniel Brungs, Morteza Aghmesheh, Martin Carolan, Mouhannad Jaber, Illawarra Cancer Centre, Wollongong Hospital, Wollongong 2500, Australia
Daniel Brungs, David Lynch, Alison WS Luk, Elahe Minaei, Marie Ranson, Morteza Aghmesheh, Kara L Vine, Martin Carolan, Mouhannad Jaber, Paul de Souza, Therese M Becker, CONCERT-Translational Cancer Research Centre, New South Wales 2000, Australia
David Lynch, Paul de Souza, Therese M Becker, Centre for Circulating Tumor Cell Diagnostics and Research, Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Liverpool Hospital, Sydney 2170, Australia
Paul de Souza, Therese M Becker, School of Medicine, University of Western Sydney, Sydney 2170, Australia
Paul de Souza, Therese M Becker, South Western Medical School, University of New South Wales, Sydney 2170, Australia
Institutional review board statement: This study was approved by South Western Sydney Local Health District Human Research Ethics Committee (Project Number 15/072). A written informed consent was obtained from each participant before sample collection.
Conflict-of-interest statement: All authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.
Data sharing statement: No additional data are available.
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Correspondence to: Daniel Brungs, BSc, MBBS, Doctor, Illawarra Cancer Care Centre, Wollongong Hospital, 348 Crown St, Wollongong NSW 2500, Australia. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: November 6, 2017
Peer-review started: November 7, 2017
First decision: November 30, 2017
Revised: December 11, 2017
Accepted: December 19, 2017
Article in press: December 19, 2017
Published online: February 21, 2018