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Circulating Tumor Cells as Biomarkers, An Abbreviated Course (CTC0)

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Duration: 0.5 hours, Online (the average time to complete the training program, including final assessments).
Credits Hours: 0.5
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Enrollment Period: 3 months.
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Description: Online training with immediate access upon enrollment. BioPharma Institute ReviewsThis abbreviated course is provided for free, and discusses using Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) as Biomarkers in Clinical Development. The topics include: Metastasis and Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs): Discussion of metastasis and how CTCs disseminate. Analysis of CTCs: How CTCs are captured and analyzed. CTCs as biomarkers: Predictive and prognostic characteristics. CTCs in oncology clinical studies: Discussion of several seminal scientific reports and implementation of CTCs in biomarker studies related to oncology drug development. And much more. Instructor: Dr. Alexander Kuklin. (October, 2010)
Certification Requirements: Students must view the entire program and successfully pass an online, multiple-choice final assessment with >80% passing grade within a 90 day period of time (180 days for Professional Certification Programs). Certificate is accessible in PDF format immediately after satisfying requirements.

The Circulating Tumor Cells as Biomarkers, An Abbreviated Course course is found in the following professional certification program(s):


Circulating Tumor Cells (CTCs) as Biomarkers in Clinical Development and Healthcare
Objectives of the course
Non-hematopoietic malignancies are mostly characterized by invasion into other organs
Key Properties of Cancer Biomarkers
Assay is standardized, quantitative, and validated
Measurement can be obtained by non-invasive techniques (for CTCs analysis 10 mL of blood are drawn)
Biomarker stability can be maintained during shipping/storage/assay
Intra- and inter-observer variability should be minimal
Modulation of the biomarker correlates with clinical benefit
Serial monitoring is possible
Blood collection and centrifugation
Temporal profiles: patients with largest number of detectable CTCs at baseline
Definition of a biomarker


Learn about metastasis and how CTCs disseminate.
Learn how CTCs are captured and analyzed and used for their predictive and prognostic characteristics.
Discuss several seminal scientific reports and implementation of CTCs in biomarker studies related to oncology drug development.

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