The clinical application and potential roles of circulating tumor cells in bladder cancer and prostate cancer

Bladder Cancer
08/07/2020

Yan H, et al. Urology 2020 - Review.

ABSTRACT

Circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are considered to be promising biomarkers in malignant diseases. Recently, molecular profiles of CTCs in prostate cancer (PCa) and the role of CTCs in neoadjuvant chemotherapy and transurethral resections of bladder cancer (BCa) are intensely studied. However, localized PCa and non-muscle-invasive BCa are less investigated and discussed. Moreover, the benefit and feasibility of clinical applications of CTCs should be critically questioned and reevaluated. This


review focuses mainly on clinical issues and lesser on methodologies, and summarizes the quintessence of available works dealing with clinical applications of CTCs in PCa and BCa management.