Diagnostic value of circulating tumor cell detection in bladder and urothelial cancer: systematic review and meta-analysis

Published on Aug 4, 2011in BMC Cancer3.15
· DOI :10.1186/1471-2407-11-336
Pavlos Msaouel24
Estimated H-index: 24
(Albert Einstein College of Medicine),
Pavlos Msaouel27
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(Albert Einstein College of Medicine)
+ -1 AuthorsMichael Koutsilieris60
Estimated H-index: 60
(UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Background The diagnostic value and prognostic significance of circulating tumor cell (CTC) detection in patients with bladder cancer is controversial. We performed a meta-analysis to consolidate current evidence regarding the use of CTC detection assays to diagnose bladder and other urothelial cancers and the association of CTC positivity with advanced, remote disease.
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