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The frequency of cellular nodules as a new marker for metastase in colorectal cancer

Reference

85349-01

Keywords

Tumor cells, Colon

Patents status

European patent application EP02291166 filed on May 7th, 2002 and entitled “A novel biological cancer marker and methods for determining the cancerous or non-cancerous phenotype of cells”

Inventors

Gilles GADEA
Pierre ROUX

commercial status

Licensed

Laboratory

Centre de Recherches de Biochimie Macromoléculaire (CRBM), a CNRS laboratory (UPR 1086), in Montpellier, France.

Description

TECHNICAL DESCRIPTION

The inventors have developed a method allowing the determination of the cancerous, metastatic cancerous or normal phenotype of cells, colorectal cells especially. This protocol is based on the unique property of metastatic colorectal cells to express long processes called filopodia that depend on the aggressiveness of cancer cells.

INDUSTRIAL APPLICATIONS

  • Diagnostic and prognosis test for colorectal cancer
  • Method for the screening of anti-metastatic compounds
  • Method for the screening of the metastasic properties of a compound

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