Somatic mutation detection via sequencing using circulating tumor cell samples from patients with renal cell and prostate cancer

Introduction

Tumor genotyping using fluid samples such as blood can potentially allow tracking of dynamic changes in mutational profiles over time and allow better access than biopsies. We present a method to detect somatic mutations from a blood draw, where circulating tumor cell (CTC) enrichment above 10% of total cell numbers allows the use of standard gene panels typically used to analyze tissue-based biopsies.

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