A re-evaluation of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as a serum marker for breast cancer: a prospective longitudinal study.

@article{Guadagni2001ARO,
  title={A re-evaluation of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) as a serum marker for breast cancer: a prospective longitudinal study.},
  author={Fiorella Guadagni and Patrizia Ferroni and Sandro Carlini and Sabrina Mariotti and Antonella Spila and Simona Aloe and Roberta D'Alessandro and Maria Daniela Carone and Americo Cicchetti and Andrea Ricciotti and Irene Venturo and Pasquale Perri and Franco Di Filippo and Francesco Cognetti and Claudio Botti and Mario Roselli},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  year={2001},
  volume={7 8},
  pages={2357-62}
}
PURPOSE Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) is still a widely used test for monitoring breast cancer, although recent reports discourage its routine use because of low sensitivity. This is a prospective study evaluating the efficacy of CEA and CA 15.3 in monitoring breast cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Serum CEA and CA 15.3 were measured in 2191 patients with either benign (n = 738) or malignant (n = 1453) breast diseases. Five hundred and forty-nine patients were monitored during postsurgical follow… CONTINUE READING

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