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Table 2 Comparison of CTC enumeration by CellSearch® and filtration based method

From: Filtration based assessment of CTCs and CellSearch® based assessment are both powerful predictors of prognosis for metastatic breast cancer patients

   CTCFB n (%)
   Negative 1–4 CTCs ≥ 5 CTCs Total
CTCCS n (%) Negative 16 (26.7%) 8 (13.3%) 2 (3.3%) 26 (43.3%)
1–4 CTCs 3 (5.0%) 5 (8.3%) 10 (16.7%) 18 (30.0%)
≥ 5 CTCs 1 (1.7%) 0 (0%) 15 (25.0%) 16 (26.7%)
Total 20 (33.3%) 13 (21.7%) 27 (45.0%) 60 (100%)
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