Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and prediction of unresectability using the tumor-associated antigen CA19-9.

@article{Forsmark1994DiagnosisOP,
  title={Diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and prediction of unresectability using the tumor-associated antigen CA19-9.},
  author={Christopher Forsmark and Louis R. Lambiase and Stephen B. Vogel},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={1994},
  volume={9 6},
  pages={
          731-4
        }
}
Marked elevations of the tumor-associated antigen CA19-9 are relatively specific for pancreatic carcinoma and are associated with more advanced malignancies. We retrospectively reviewed 53 patients with CA19-9 values > 90 U/ml in whom the test had been done because of clinical suspicion of pancreatic malignancy. Pancreatic cancer was found in 45 patients (85%). If a cutoff value of CA19-9 > 200 U/ml is used, 36 of 37 (97%) patients had pancreatic cancer. Thirty patients with pancreatic cancer… CONTINUE READING
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