Prognostic significance of tumour marker index based on preoperative CEA and CYFRA 21-1 in non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Tomita2010PrognosticSO,
  title={Prognostic significance of tumour marker index based on preoperative CEA and CYFRA 21-1 in non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Masaki Tomita and Tetsuya M. Shimizu and Takanori Ayabe and Akihiro Yonei and Toshio Onitsuka},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 7},
  pages={3099-102}
}
BACKGROUND Prognostic impact of tumour marker index (TMI) based on preoperative serum carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and CYFRA 21-1 in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was examined using patients with a follow-up period more than 5 years. PATIENTS AND METHODS Two hundred and ninety-three consecutive NSCLC patients were reviewed retrospectively, and any patients with follow-up periods less than 5 years were omitted. RESULTS The 5-year survival of the patients with normal and high serum CEA… CONTINUE READING