Cytokeratins as serum markers in egyptian bladder cancer. A comparison of CYFRA 21-1, TPA and TPS.

@article{Mady2001CytokeratinsAS,
  title={Cytokeratins as serum markers in egyptian bladder cancer. A comparison of CYFRA 21-1, TPA and TPS.},
  author={Essam A. Mady},
  journal={The International journal of biological markers},
  year={2001},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={130-5}
}
  • Essam A. Mady
  • Published 2001 in The International journal of biological markers
Cytokeratins (CKs) have been shown to be overexpressed in bladder cancer and to be valuable as tumor markers. The present study was designed to evaluate the single and combined use of three cytokeratin fragments, CYFRA 21-1, TPA, and TPS, in serum of Egyptian bladder cancer patients. The study subjects comprised 40 healthy controls, 30 patients with benign bladder diseases, and 60 patients with histologically confirmed primary bladder cancer. The cutoff was set at 95% specificity versus benign… CONTINUE READING