Hypercalcitoninaemia in medullary carcinoma of the thyroid and other malignancies: value of calcitonin as tumour marker.

Abstract

Elevated plasma calcitonin was detected by radioimmunoassay in 19 of 99 unselected cancer patients (19%). The frequency of hypercalcitoninaemia in patients with tumours of lung, uterus, gastrointestinal tract, and urinary bladder was about 40%, in carcinoma of the breast 18%, and in carcinoma of the skin 4%. In 8 patients with bone metastases, 4 were… (More)

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