Wednesday, March 13, 2013

CTC user survey results 2013

Here is a survey conducted by World CTC organization to gather feedback on the top priorities of CTC community in 2013 and beyond

Key questions covered in the survey

How highly would you rate the priority of CTCs in your organisation?

What do you think is the biggest challenge in current CTC research?

What is your current research priority?

In your opinion, what needs to be done to validate the use of CTCs in the clinic?

What do you think is the timeline for CTCs to become an important part of the clinical decision
making process?

What do you think is stopping you from making CTCs your top priority?

Which companies/technologies do you think hold the most promise for improving our ability to study and measure CTCs?

  • 74.3% of respondents in the survey highlighted CTCs as either a "very high" or "high priority" for their organisation 
  • When questioned what was the biggest challenges faced in this field the top challenge was identified as “Current technology is neither sensitive or specific enough” (33%) with the second biggest challenge being that “There is no agreed golden standard for technology” (25.5%) 
  • A resounding 48.8% thought that to validate CTCs in the clinic there needs to be “more clinical trials validating CTCs as a diagnostic/prognostic prospective”

Thanks to world CTC for conducting the survey and publishing the results. 
please view full report here

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