Relevance of biochemical tumor markers and lymphadenectomy in management of non-seminomatous testis tumors: current perspective.

@article{Skinner1980RelevanceOB,
  title={Relevance of biochemical tumor markers and lymphadenectomy in management of non-seminomatous testis tumors: current perspective.},
  author={Donald G. Skinner and Peter T. Scardino},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={1980},
  volume={123 3},
  pages={378-82}
}
Radioimmunoassay determinations of the biochemical tumor markers, alpha-fetoprotein or human chorionic gonadotropin, revealed elevated serum levels in 94 per cent of the patients with advanced disease. No falsely positive values have been observed. The markers are useful in monitoring the response to therapy and, when persistently elevated after therapy, indicate the presence of residual malignant tumor, usually embryonal carcinoma. However, they have a more limited role in the management and… CONTINUE READING

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