Prognostic value of serum α-fetoprotein in ovarian yolk sac tumors: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

@article{Guo2015PrognosticVO,
  title={Prognostic value of serum α-fetoprotein in ovarian yolk sac tumors: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={Yang-Long Guo and Ying-li Zhang and Jian-qing Zhu},
  journal={Molecular and clinical oncology},
  year={2015},
  volume={3 1},
  pages={125-132}
}
This study was conducted to determine the prognostic value of serum α-fetoprotein (AFP) levels in patients with ovarian yolk sac tumor (OYST). We performed a systematic review and meta-analysis to assess the associations between serum AFP level and prognosis in OYST. A total of 12 quantitative studies met the inclusion criteria. Preoperative AFP was not found to be associated with overall survival (OS) [odds ratio (OR)=0.84, 95% confidence interval (CI): 0.43-1.62] in OYST. However, a high… CONTINUE READING

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