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From: TP53 mutations detected in circulating tumor cells present in the blood of metastatic triple negative breast cancer patients

Figure 3

Single circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from a patient (TRF001321) with triple-negative metastatic breast cancer visualized in the DEPArray . Tumor cells were defined as presence of a clear 4', 6 diamidino 2 phenylindole (DAPI)-stained nucleus, CK-phycoerythrin (PE)-positive cytoplasm and CD-45-APC negativity. Separate images for PE (green), DAPI (magenta) and APC (blue) fluorescence and bright field channels and merged CK-PE/DAPI and CD45-APC/DAPI images are shown. Six single CTCs from a metastatic triple-negative inflammatory breast cancer patient are shown; also four white blood cells (WBC) collected to use as controls for the molecular studies are shown.

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