Gianluca Bon

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The original CA 125 serum tumor marker test is a homologous double-determinant (OC 125 monoclonal antibody based) assay for the quantification of tumor associated mucin-like CA 125 molecules present in the serum. Commercial kits, now supplied by various manufacturers (and in different versions, e.g. IRMA, EIA, etc.) are currently widely applied in the(More)
The technical performance and clinical usefulness of the newly developed Enzymun-Test CA 125 (Boehringer Mannheim) was evaluated in a multicenter study. Sera tested were obtained from healthy control subjects (n = 1003) and from patients with benign conditions (379), ovarian cancer (518), or other malignancies (479). Intra- and interassay variability was(More)
OBJECTIVE Our purpose was to establish reference values for six monoclonal antibody-based serum immunoassays applied in patients with carcinoma of the female genital tract. STUDY DESIGN Sera from 938 healthy women (median age 48.0 years, range 37 to 76 years) were assayed for levels of CA 125, CA 15.3 (two methods), CA M29, CA M26, and mucin-like cancer(More)
Serum CA 125 regression after cytoreductive surgery and during the first three courses of chemotherapy was studied in 60 ovarian cancer patients and compared to known prognostic factors. Various methods reported in the literature to calculate a CA 125 half-live value were compared. Using two exponential regression models (Van der Burg et al., 1988; Buller(More)
The mucin glycoprotein-detecting assay CA 15-3 is a valuable tool for monitoring the course of disease in breast cancer patients. Assays of CA 15-3 are based on the use of two MAbs to polymorphic epithelial mucin (PEM). We evaluated the technical and clinical performance of the Chiron ACS BR, an automated competitive chemiluminescence assay using a single(More)
The aim of this study was to investigate cycle dependent changes of serum CA 125 and CA 15-3 concentrations during spontaneous ovulatory cycles. Twenty apparently healthy women with spontaneous menstrual cycles attending our infertility clinic were included. Of these women, 18 had occluded tubes as a result of sterilization. Ovulation was confirmed by(More)
In the search for a method to facilitate the preoperative discrimination of ovarian carcinomas from colorectal carcinomas serum levels of 6 tumor markers were measured in 47 patients presenting with ovarian cancer and compared to levels found in 24 female patients with advanced, untreated colorectal cancer. The markers studied were CA 125, CA 15.3, CA 19.9,(More)
Two recently developed monoclonal antibody (MAb)-based anti-mucin assays, CA M26 and CA M29, were studied in 250 cancer patients and compared to 3 well-established marker tests, viz., CA 125, CA 15.3 and SCC, in order to assess their clinical usefulness as serum tumor markers. Pre-treatment sera were obtained from patients with predominantly low-stage(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the value of maternal serum CA125 and CA15-3 concentrations for discriminating pathological from normal pregnancies. METHODS Serum samples from 120 women, in whom pregnancy outcome was pathological, i.e. spontaneous abortion, fetal death, intrauterine growth retardation, chromosomal and structural abnormalities, and (pre)eclampsia,(More)