Serum DJ-1 as a diagnostic marker and prognostic factor for pancreatic cancer.

@article{He2011SerumDA,
  title={Serum DJ-1 as a diagnostic marker and prognostic factor for pancreatic cancer.},
  author={Xiang Yi He and Bing Ya Liu and Wei Yan Yao and Xiao Jiao Zhao and Zhong A. Zheng and Jian Fang Li and Bei Qin Yu and Yao Zong Yuan},
  journal={Journal of digestive diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={131-7}
}
OBJECTIVE DJ-1 is an oncoprotein secreted by cancer cells. Therefore, it might be a diagnostic or prognostic biomarker for pancreatic cancer (PC). METHODS The study involved 47 patients with PC, 43 with chronic pancreatitis, and 40 healthy subjects. We assayed the serum level of DJ-1 and the conventional tumor marker carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) to define the diagnostic and prognostic value of DJ-1 for PC. RESULTS Serum DJ-1 level was elevated in patients with PC compared with those… CONTINUE READING

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We assayed the serum level of DJ-1 and the conventional tumor marker carbohydrate antigen 19 - 9 ( CA 19 - 9 ) to define the diagnostic and prognostic value of DJ-1 for PC .
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