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Research Article

Isolation and Characterization of Tumor Cells from the Ascites of Ovarian Cancer Patients: Molecular Phenotype of Chemoresistant Ovarian Tumors

  • Ardian Latifi,

    Affiliations: Women’s Cancer Research Centre, Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, St Vincent Hospital, Victoria, Australia

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  • Rodney B. Luwor,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia

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  • Maree Bilandzic,

    Affiliation: Prince Henry’s Institute for Medical Research, Victoria, Australia

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  • Simon Nazaretian,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomical Pathology, Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia

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  • Kaye Stenvers,

    Affiliation: Prince Henry’s Institute for Medical Research, Victoria, Australia

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  • Jan Pyman,

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomical Pathology, Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia

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  • Hongjian Zhu,

    Affiliation: Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia

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  • Erik W. Thompson,

    Affiliations: Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, St Vincent Hospital, Victoria, Australia, St Vincent Institute, Victoria, Australia

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  • Michael A. Quinn,

    Affiliations: Women’s Cancer Research Centre, Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Jock K. Findlay,

    Affiliations: Women’s Cancer Research Centre, Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia, Prince Henry’s Institute for Medical Research, Victoria, Australia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Nuzhat Ahmed mail

    Nuzhat.Ahmed@thewomens.org.au

    Affiliations: Women’s Cancer Research Centre, Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia, Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, St Vincent Hospital, Victoria, Australia, Prince Henry’s Institute for Medical Research, Victoria, Australia, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Published: October 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0046858

About the Authors

Ardian Latifi, Michael A. Quinn, Jock K. Findlay, Nuzhat Ahmed
Women’s Cancer Research Centre, Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
Ardian Latifi, Erik W. Thompson, Nuzhat Ahmed
Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, St Vincent Hospital, Victoria, Australia
Rodney B. Luwor, Hongjian Zhu
Department of Surgery, University of Melbourne, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Victoria, Australia
Maree Bilandzic, Kaye Stenvers, Jock K. Findlay, Nuzhat Ahmed
Prince Henry’s Institute for Medical Research, Victoria, Australia
Simon Nazaretian, Jan Pyman
Department of Anatomical Pathology, Royal Women’s Hospital, Victoria, Australia
Erik W. Thompson
St Vincent Institute, Victoria, Australia
Michael A. Quinn, Jock K. Findlay, Nuzhat Ahmed
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: Nuzhat.Ahmed@thewomens.org.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AL NA. Performed the experiments: AL RL MB. Analyzed the data: AL MB SN KS JP JKF NA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HZ MAQ. Wrote the paper: AL NA. Edited the manuscript: AL MB KS EWT MAQ JKF NA.