In Newly Diagnosed Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Circulating Tumor Cells Not Linked to Survival, Fox Chase Cancer Center Study
Published: Dec 12, 2011
The presence of circulating tumor cells in the blood appears to have no relationship to survival in women who have just been diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer, according to new research from Fox Chase Cancer Center. However, the research shows that these stray tumor cells may signal that the disease has spread to other parts of the body, even before imaging reveals any metastases. The results were presented at the 2011 CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.