Liquid Biopsy

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The power of immunomagnetic CTC detection – Meet the AdnaTest family

The importance of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in cancer research is broadly accepted in the scientific community today. Since CTCs undergo phenotypic changes known as the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition (EMT), they are a valuable indicator for disease progression and therapy resistance. To learn from CTCs, we must be able to effectively detect and characterize them. There… Read article →



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New ideas abound at ACTC 2017: Mitochondria and metastasis, new prostate cancer CTC tools and more!

The 3rd ACTC Advances in Circulating Tumor Cells Conference was held in Rhodes, Greece October 4-7, 2017. This idyllic island setting off the coast of Turkey provided a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere for discussing the latest advances in cancer and circulating tumor cell research. Talks were divided into 6 plenary lecture sessions consisting of: (1)… Read article →



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ISEV 2017 Conference follow-up: EV-TRACK

The 6th Annual International Society of Extracellular Vesicles (ISEV) 2017 conference earlier this spring in Toronto, CA, offered exosome and extracellular vesicle (EV) researchers new information and exciting ideas to explore. Standouts for this year’s meeting included an introduction to EV-TRACK, a new interactive database for standardizing EV protocols and an introductory plenary talk by… Read article →