Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 is a valuable prognostic factor in colorectal cancer patients with normal levels of carcinoembryonic antigen and may help predict lung metastasis

@article{Lin2012CarbohydrateA1,
  title={Carbohydrate antigen 19-9 is a valuable prognostic factor in colorectal cancer patients with normal levels of carcinoembryonic antigen and may help predict lung metastasis},
  author={Pei-Ching Lin and J Lin and Chun-Chi Lin and H J Wang and S H Yang and J K Jiang and Yuan-Tzu Lan and Tzu-chen Lin and Anna Fen-yau Li and W Chen and Shih-Ching Chang},
  journal={International Journal of Colorectal Disease},
  year={2012},
  volume={27},
  pages={1333-1338}
}
We retrospectively analyzed preoperative levels of carbohydrate antigen (CA) 19-9 in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients to determine the prognostic value of CA19-9 in CRC patients with normal carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) levels. A total of 639 patients who underwent curative surgery at Taipei Veterans General Hospital between 2002 and 2006 were enrolled. We… CONTINUE READING