Original Publication Date: 1 July, 2015
Publication / Source: Nanomedicine
Authors: Saheel Bhana, Yongmei Wang & Xiaohua Huang
Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are a hallmark of invasive behavior of cancer, responsible for the development of metastasis. Their detection and analysis have significant impacts in cancer biology and clinical practice. However, CTCs are rare events and contain heterogeneous subpopulations, requiring highly sensitive and specific techniques to identify and capture CTCs with high efficiency.