What are the benefits of the CELLSEARCH® Circulating Tumor Cell Test?
As an adjunct to standard methods of monitoring, the CELLSEARCH® CTC Test provides:
- An earlier assessment of prognosis than PSA in patients with metastatic prostate cancer*
- Changes in disease status based on predictive prognosis at any time during the course of disease1-3
- Added value when standard clinical indicators can be, and may remain, unclear1-3
Monitoring patients with metastatic cancer throughout the course of disease is critical to making informed clinical decisions. However, current methods for monitoring patients with metastatic breast, colorectal, and prostate* cancer are not without limitations, controversies, and uncertainties.1,4-7
Clinical studies have demonstrated that the number of circulating tumor cells correlates to disease prognosis and can provide an important marker for assessing patients’ status throughout the course of disease.1-3
The CELLSEARCH® CTC Test is the first and only clinically validated, FDA-cleared blood test for enumerating circulating tumor cells (CTCs) in patients with metastatic breast, colorectal, and prostate* cancer. The CELLSEARCH® CTC Test acts as a real-time liquid biopsy that predicts prognosis at any time during a patient's course of disease. Testing is easy – using the CellSave Preservative Tube, a blood sample is drawn at the point of care or at one of several laboratories that perform the test; CTCs are captured, analyzed and enumerated using the CELLSEARCH® System. View a list of laboratories that perform the CELLSEARCH® CTC Test to start testing patients.
Tracking your patients with serial CTC testing provides you with important, real-time prognostic information throughout the course of disease.Review clinical studies and real case studies showing the role of CTC testing in patient treatment