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Table 3 Comparison of EpCAM and cytokeratin (CK) expression profile of tumor cells in body fluids and peripheral blood samples

From: Negative enrichment by immunomagnetic nanobeads for unbiased characterization of circulating tumor cells from peripheral blood of cancer patients

Cancer Body fluids (%) Blood (cells/10 mL)
  EpCAM+ CK+ EpCAM- CK+ EpCAM+ CK- EpCAM+ CK+ EpCAM- CK+ EpCAM+ CK-
NSCLC <0.1% 94% <0.1% 0 3 0
NSCLC <0.1% 68.6% <0.1% 0 29 0
SCCHN 69.6% 16.7% 5.8% 2 0 2
Gastric 90.2% 1.8% 2.5% 1 0 0
Gastric <0.1% 1.3% <0.1% 1 9 1
Colon <0.1% 98.8% <0.1% 15 0 4
Ovarian <0.1% 95.7% 0.5% 2 0 0