German Group Details Digital-Direct RT-PCR Method to Quantify Cervical Cancer CTCs | GenomeWeb

A research team from Jena University Hospital at the Friedrich Schiller University in Germany has developed a method it calls digital direct RT-PCR (DD-RT-PCR) to quantify circulating tumor cells in cervical cancer by detecting HPV-oncogene transcripts.

The group conducted a number of experiments using both cell lines and patient samples to demonstrate the sensitivity of the method, publishing the results this month in Scientific Reports.

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