Cancer Detection Through Blood Test
The scientists of Scripps Research Institute and cancer physicians have successfully identified cancer symptoms via an advanced blood test. The test identified and analyzed the circulating breakaway tumor cells from solid tumors of the cancer patient.
Scripps Research Institute, Biophysicist, Peter Kuhn and colleagues have captured images of tumor cells circulating in the blood stream. In the picture the cluster of lung tumor cells (in red-blue) are shown interacting with normal blood cells (green-blue) recovered from a blood sample of patient with lung cancer.
The new test is called HD-CTC. A pathologist is required to examine the images of the suspected CTCs to eliminate false positives and note their morphologies.