Clinical Validation of a Microfluidic Device for Isolation and Molecular Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells
To evaluate the efficiency of a microdevice for circulating tumor cells isolation and to correlate the circulating titre with response and progression.
- Validate the clinical use of a mircofluidic device to capture circulating timor cells from a broad range of tumor types
- Characterize and identify these circulating tumor cells and demostrate cell viability with this capture method
- Apply this technology in clinically relevant settings and correlate to response to treatment and disease progression
- Elucidate predictive and pharmacodynamic biomarkers in the context of early phase trials of novel therapeutics
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
National Cancer Centre
National Cancer Centre, Singapore
Results (where available)
- Source: http://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT01022723
- Information obtained from ClinicalTrials.gov on July 15, 2010
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Unlawful act of taking property.