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The ACCEPT Software is an image analysis package for the Automated CTC Classification, Enumeration and PhenoTyping.
It is currently under active development for the EU Cancer-ID project.

Current Features:

  • CTC Marker Characterization to quantify the expression of markers on pre-scored CTCs
  • CTC Full Detection tool in which all events in the images are segmented and can be analyzed


Download the latest installer for Mac or Windows here.
Alternatively, execute ACCEPT.m with Matlab 2016b after downloading and extracting the latest release.


Documentation such as a manual and several use cases can be found on this Wiki.


If you encounter any bugs, have a suggestion or improvement please open a Issue here.


GNU General Public License, Version 3. The license file can be found here.


This project is funded by the EU IMI project # 115749-1 CANCER-ID.


If you use the software please cite: Zeune L, van Dalum G, Decraene C, Proudhon C, Fehm T, Neubauer H, et al. (2017) Quantifying HER-2 expression on circulating tumor cells by ACCEPT. PLoS ONE12(10): e0186562.