Dramatically elevated circulating tumor cell numbers in a patient with small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma of the prostate

Fanny Chan, Oscar Goodman, Louis Fink, Nicholas J. Vogelzang, David Pomerantz, Joseph D. Khoury

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Abstract

Detection of circulating tumor cells in whole blood is a useful prognostic tool for patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer, as well as for patients with metastatic breast cancer and colorectal carcinoma. In this report, we present the case of a patient with neuroendocrine small cell prostate cancer with normal prostate-specific antigen levels throughout the course of disease but who had markedly elevated circulating tumor cells, as detected with the CellSearch (Veridex) system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)120-123
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume134
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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