Preoperative serum markers for individual patient prognosis in stage I–III colon cancer

  title={Preoperative serum markers for individual patient prognosis in stage I–III colon cancer},
  author={Clemens Giessen-Jung and Dorothea Nagel and Maria Glas and Fritz Spelsberg and Ulla Lau-Werner and Dominik Paul Modest and Christoph Schulz and Volker Heinemann and Dorit Di Gioia and Petra Stieber},
  journal={Tumor Biology},
Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) remains the only recommended biomarker for follow-up care of colorectal cancer (CRC), but besides CEA, several other serological parameters have been proposed as prognostic markers for CRC. The present retrospective analysis investigates a comprehensive set of serum markers with regard to cancer-specific survival (CSS) and disease-free survival (DFS). A total of 472 patients with colon cancer underwent surgery for curative intent between January 1988 and June 2007… CONTINUE READING
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