Highly Accurate Blood Test Identifies Patients Whose Prostate Cancer Is More Likely to Spread

Highly Accurate Blood Test Identifies Patients Whose Prostate Cancer Is More Likely to Spread
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have discovered that the blood levels of circulating tumor cells and megakaryocytes (platelet-producing cells) may help identify patients with aggressive metastatic prostate cancer, allowing them to receive targeted treatments sooner. The study, "The novel association of circulating tumor cells and circulating megakaryocytes with prostate cancer prognosis," was published in the journal Clinical Cancer Researchand addresses an unmet medical need in the sense that it offers an accurate way of predicting earlier whether a pat
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