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World J Gastroenterol. Jun 7, 2018; 24(21): 2236-2246
Published online Jun 7, 2018. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v24.i21.2236
Figure 1
Figure 1 Flow chart of current and potential applications of circulating tumor cell. Circulating tumor cells (CTCs): The blood samples from cancer patients are processed through various isolation/enrichment and detection techniques. CTCs are usually captured along with contaminating leukocytes. Various detection methods are utilized to detect the rare cell population in the bloodstream.