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Table 1 Enumeration and genomic profiling of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from 20 castration resistant prostate cancer patients

From: Isolation and genomic analysis of circulating tumor cells from castration resistant metastatic prostate cancer

Patient No. CTC/7.5 mL IE/FACS Days from draw to IE/FACS No. of cells collected as input for WGA aCGH
1 1 n.d. N.A. N.A. N.A.
2 1 n.d. N.A. N.A. N.A.
3 85 Yes 1 50 Yes
4 12 Insufficient sample N.A. N.A. N.A.
5 144 Failed due to machine error 1 N.A. N.A.
6 6 Insufficient sample N.A. N.A. N.A.
7 10 Insufficient sample N.A. N.A. N.A.
8 2 n.d. N.A. N.A. N.A.
9 590 Yes 1 20 × 2 Yes (duplicate)
10 151 Yes 4 20 Yes
11 9 Yes 2 20 Yes
12 2 n.d. N.A. N.A. N.A.
13 55 Yes 1 20 Yes
14 590 Yes 2 20 Yes
15 42 Yes 2 33 WGA failed
16 0 n.d. N.A. N.A. N.A.
17* 54 Yes 1 20 Yes
18 33 Yes 1 20 Yes
19 34 Yes 2 20 Hybridization failed
20* 12 Yes 1 18 Yes
  1. *Patients with available matched primary tumor
  2. IE/FACS-immunomagnetic enrichment and fluorescence activated cell sorting; aCGH-array comparative genomic hybridization; WGA-whole genome amplification; n.d.-not done; N.A.-not applicable