Gastrointestinal cancer follow-up: the effectiveness of sequential CEA, TPA and Ca 19-9 evaluation in the early diagnosis of recurrences.

@article{Barillari1991GastrointestinalCF,
  title={Gastrointestinal cancer follow-up: the effectiveness of sequential CEA, TPA and Ca 19-9 evaluation in the early diagnosis of recurrences.},
  author={Paolo Barillari and Paolo Sammartino and Maurizio Cardi and Marco Ricci and Paolo Gozzo and S D Cesareo and Aurora Cerasi},
  journal={The Australian and New Zealand journal of surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={61 9},
  pages={
          675-80
        }
}
One-hundred and seventy-four consecutive patients who underwent curative resection for gastric and colorectal cancer between 1983 and 1985 were studied prospectively to evaluate the roles of sequential carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA) and Ca 19-9 determinations and independent clinical examinations, in the early diagnosis of resectable recurrences. Sixty-six recurrences (33 from gastric and 33 from colorectal cancer) were detected between 6 and 42 months after… CONTINUE READING