Dear Core User,

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, per directives from Senior management at Partners and the Hospitals, this research core facilities will have a hiatus in their service offering. We will not be offering service till we are advised to resume operation.

Please stay safe in this challenging time and we look forward to working with you in the future.

Circulating Tumor Cell Core

The Circulating Tumor Cell Core Facility uses immunomagnetic technology developed by Veridex/Janssen Diagnostics, LLC (Raritan, NJ) to isolate rare tumor cells from whole blood. Isolated tumor cells can then be counted or used for downstream analysis.

Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Alarice Lowe, M.D
Phone: 617-732-4815
Fax: 617-739-6192

Research Administrator Pathology Department: Mary LoGiudice-Croce
Phone: 617-525-7969

Grants Administrator Pathology Department:  Mishell Alberto

Phone:  617-525-7917


Facilities and Equipment:

Brigham and Women's Hospital 
Medical Research Building, 3rd Floor 
75 Francis St. 
Boston, MA 02115 

Major Equipment: 
CellSearch Autoprep
CellTracks Analyzer II

Getting Started:

To access the core please email Alarice Lowe, M.D :

Departmental Web Link: