A high throughput one-step assay for circulating tumor cell detection in whole blood sample

Y. Zu
The Methodist Hospital, US

Keywords: circulating tumor cells, high throughput assay, early cancer detection


In contrast to traditional antibody-mediated detection methods, our new assay system employs a unique tumor cell-activation aptamer-reporter, which can selectively target and highlight circulating tumor cells in one-step reaction. This high throughput assay is highly sensitive and can detect tumor cells in a drop of whole blood sample within minutes.