Quantitative detection of carcinoembryonic antigen messenger RNA in the peritoneal cavity of gastric cancer patients by real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction.

@article{Ueno2003QuantitativeDO,
  title={Quantitative detection of carcinoembryonic antigen messenger RNA in the peritoneal cavity of gastric cancer patients by real-time quantitative reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction.},
  author={Hideaki Ueno and Kazuhiro Yoshida and Toshihiro Hirai and Fujiko Kono and Masayuki Kambe and Tetsuya Toge},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 2C},
  pages={1701-8}
}
BACKGROUND Peritoneal dissemination is the most frequent cause of recurrence in gastric cancer patients after gastrectomy. We have previously demonstrated the prognostic factors in gastric cancer including growth factors and their receptors and intra-peritoneal CEA (1,2). MATERIALS AND METHODS In the present study, to elucidate whether CEA mRNA in peritoneal lavage is a good marker for the prediction of peritoneal recurrence of gastric cancer patients, quantitative real-time RT-PCR with… CONTINUE READING