Circulating tumor cells may be promising substitute for tumor biopsies Circulating tumor cells could be a promising substitute, noninvasive source of tumor materials for biomarker assessment, according to data presented at the Fourth AACR International Conference on Molecular Diagnostics in Cancer Therapeutic Advancement. ‘The basic idea is normally that CTCs can offer real-time information about a patient’s current disease state, acting as a ‘liquid biopsy,” stated Siminder Kaur Atwal, Ph.D., senior study associate at Genentech. ‘They are much less invasive than tumor biopsies because they may be detected from a blood draw and don’t require surgical intervention.’ For this study, Atwal and co-workers compared the CTC catch efficiency of the Food and Drug Administration-approved CellSearch platform with two biochip platforms, using tumor cell lines spiked into entire bloodstream.The Colorado General Assembly’s delegation of limited rule-making authority. Does not include authority to authorize the administration of medications or the usage of subcutaneous injections by chiropractors, it adds. At first glance, the complaint may appear reasonable enough – – chiropractors are not permitted to manage pharmaceutical drugs with out a medical permit, and the state’s medical panel is merely trying to prevent fraud and protect open public health. But upon additional investigation, the provision in question does not specifically provision anything out the normal so far as chiropractors are concerned, especially since chiropractors would still be prohibited from administering prescription medications.