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At least 2 CTCs were detected in 24 of 49 (49%) patients with mCRC and 7 of 32 (22%) patients with nmCRC. We further assessed 741 CTCs from 33 patients with CRC (27 mCRC, 6 nmCRC) for EGFR protein expression.
We detected [greater than or equal to] 2 CTCs in 49% of patients with mCRC (24 of 49) and 22% of patients with nmCRC (7 of 32).
[6] Nonstandard abbreviations: CRC, colorectal cancer; EGFR, epidermal growth factor receptor; CTC, circulating tumor cell; CS, CellSearch system; nmCRC, non-metastatic CRC; mCRC, metastatic CRC; WGA, whole-genome amplification; qPCR, quantitative real-time PCR; FISH, fluorescence in situ hybridization; LINE1, long interspersed element 1; DTC, disseminated tumor cell; CGH, comparative genomic hybridization; HER2, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2; EpCAM, epithelial cell adhesion molecule.