Diagnostic precision of carcinoembryonic antigen in the detection of recurrence of colorectal cancer.

@article{Tan2009DiagnosticPO,
  title={Diagnostic precision of carcinoembryonic antigen in the detection of recurrence of colorectal cancer.},
  author={Emile Tan and Nikos Gouvas and Ralph John Nicholls and Paul Ziprin and Evaghelos Xynos and Paris P. Tekkis},
  journal={Surgical oncology},
  year={2009},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={15-24}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic precision of serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in the detection of local or distant recurrence following resectional surgery for colon and rectal cancer. METHODS Quantitative meta-analysis was performed on 20 studies, comparing serum CEA with radiological imaging and/or pathology in detecting colorectal cancer (CRC) recurrence in 4285 patients. The cut-off for a 'positive' CEA ranged from 3 to 15 ng/ml between the various… CONTINUE READING

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