Carcinoembryonic antigen messenger RNA expression using nested reverse transcription-PCR in the peripheral blood during follow-up period of patients who underwent curative surgery for biliary-pancreatic cancer: longitudinal analyses.

@article{Mataki2004CarcinoembryonicAM,
  title={Carcinoembryonic antigen messenger RNA expression using nested reverse transcription-PCR in the peripheral blood during follow-up period of patients who underwent curative surgery for biliary-pancreatic cancer: longitudinal analyses.},
  author={Yuko Mataki and Sonshin Takao and Kousei Maemura and Shinichiro Mori and Hiroyuki Shinchi and Shoji Natsugoe and Takashi Aikou},
  journal={Clinical cancer research : an official journal of the American Association for Cancer Research},
  year={2004},
  volume={10 11},
  pages={3807-14}
}
PURPOSE Outcome for patients with biliary-pancreatic cancer is still poor, despite curative operation. We investigated the clinical significance of molecular detection of circulating cancer cells in the blood as an early indicator of relapse during follow-up of patients who underwent a curative operation for biliary-pancreatic cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS We followed 53 patients who underwent a curative operation for biliary-pancreatic cancer between 1996 and 2001. We used reverse… CONTINUE READING