Professor Leon Terstappen, Professor of Medical Cell Biophysics at the University of Twente, who leads the international project, added: "We want to find out more about 'that one cell' that is left behind and that suddenly becomes active years after the primary tumour was treated.
Leon Terstappen, chief scientific officer of Immunicon commented, "The new FDA-cleared claims in metastatic colorectal cancer are very important because the clinical utility of CTC counts is validated in a second major carcinoma.
CTCTrap consortium of eleven partners from seven countries is led by Leon Terstappen a professor of Medical Cell Biophysics of the University of Twente, The Netherlands.Asper Biotech, the Estonian partner in the project, will be involved in molecular profiling of CTCells.
The consortium of eleven companies, universities, and research institutes is coordinated by Leon Terstappen, Professor of Medical Cell Biophysics at the University of Twente (MIRA Institute, Netherlands) and a key opinion leader in the field of circulating tumour cells (CTCs).
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