Utility of CA 15-3 and CEA in monitoring breast cancer patients with bone metastases: Special emphasis on ''spiking'' phenomena


Yasasever V. , DINCER M., CAMLICA H. , KARALOGLU D., DALAY N.

CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY, cilt.30, ss.53-56, 1997 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 30 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 1997
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/s0009-9120(96)00133-6
  • Dergi Adı: CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.53-56

Özet

Objectives: CA 15-3 and CEA are considered useful tumor markers in monitoring breast cancer patients. This study was undertaken to specifically evaluate the transient elevations in these markers that are observed during systemic treatment for metastatic disease. This phenomenon has been termed ''spiking.''