Clinical correlation between CEA and breast cancer.

  title={Clinical correlation between CEA and breast cancer.},
  author={Douglass C. Tormey and T P Waalkes},
  volume={42 3 Suppl},
Elevated plasma CEA levels were observed in 14.2% (2/14) of preoperative patients, 7.9% (3/38) of postoperative patients, and 70.9% (83/117) of patients with metastatic disease. Within these respective groups the simultaneous measurement of hCG, three polyamines and three minor nucleosides further enhanced the detection rates to 69.2%, 54.2%, and 98.6%. It was observed that in patients with at least one elevated CEA, measurement of sequential CEA levels paralleled the clinical course of… CONTINUE READING