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Exploring Relevant Immune-based Biomarkers and Circulating Tumor Cells During Treatment With Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Genitourinary Malignancies (CTC Immune Based Biomarkers)

2016-12-01 16:08:22 | BioPortfolio

Summary

This pilot study purpose of this study is to describe peripheral circulating immune cell profiles at baseline and change on treatment with immune checkpoint inhibitors in renal cell carcinoma and urothelial carcinoma.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Carcinoma, Renal Cell

Intervention

Immune cell and CTC detection procedures

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Duke University

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2016-12-01T16:08:22-0500

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