[Value of the TAG-72 (CA 72-4) tumor marker in primary diagnosis of ovarian carcinoma. A comparison with the established CA-125 marker].

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The value of the TAG-72 (CA 72-4) serum marker in primary diagnosis was investigated in 110 patients with histologically diagnosed ovarian cancer. A reference group consisted of 103 patients with benign pelvic masses. Compared to the well-established CA-125, TAG-72 showed a low sensitivity of 42% in the detection of ovarian cancer. By contrast, when the cut… (More)

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