Diagnostic significance of the tumour markers CEA, CA 15-3 and CA 125 in malignant effusions in breast cancer.

@article{Kandylis1990DiagnosticSO,
  title={Diagnostic significance of the tumour markers CEA, CA 15-3 and CA 125 in malignant effusions in breast cancer.},
  author={K V Kandylis and Michael Vassilomanolakis and Nikolaos Baziotis and Aristoteles Papadimitriou and Sofocles Tsoussis and A Ferderigou and Anna P. Efremidis},
  journal={Annals of oncology : official journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology},
  year={1990},
  volume={1 6},
  pages={435-8}
}
Concentrations of the tumour-associated antigens CEA, CA 15-3 and CA 125 were determined in serous effusions (EF) from patients (pts) with breast cancer. As controls, serous effusions from patients with benign and other malignant diseases were used. The EF levels were also compared with those of serum. CA 15-3 was elevated (greater than 35 U/ml) in 65.7% of breast cancer EF, in 39.3% of EF in various other malignant diseases and in 0% of benign EF. CEA was elevated (greater than 9 ng/ml) in 37… CONTINUE READING