Tumour markers are a group of molecules in serum that are elevated in various malignancies and are often used to monitor treatment response as well as alert for potential progressive disease when in remission.
Commonly used markers include:
- 1. Frenette PS, Thirlwell MP, Trudeau M, Thomson DM, Joseph L, Shuster JS. The diagnostic value of CA 27-29, CA 15-3, mucin-like carcinoma antigen, carcinoembryonic antigen and CA 19-9 in breast and gastrointestinal malignancies. (1994) Tumour biology : the journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine. 15 (5): 247-54. Pubmed
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