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Title: Elevation of tumour marker CA-125 in serum & body fluids: interpret with caution
Authors: Hussain, Syed Fayyaz
Camilleri, P.
First Published: Jan-2007
Publisher: Medknow Publications for Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
Citation: Indian Journal of Medical Research 125, January 2007, pp 10-12
Abstract: First paragraph: The cancer antigen (CA) -125 is a high molecular mass glycoprotein produced both by ovarian cancer cells as also by normal cells of tissues derived from coelomic epithelium. Serum CA-125 levels are used as a marker of tumour activity in patients known to have ovarian carcinoma1 and commercial tests for serum CA-125 have been available since 1983. In women with histologically proven ovarian carcinoma, levels of serum CA-125 are elevated >35 U/ml in more than 80 per cent of cases. Levels are also measured after debulking surgery and during chemotherapy.
ISSN: 0971-5916
Version: Publisher Version
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike License
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