Serum tumour markers: how to order and interpret them

@article{Sturgeon2009SerumTM,
  title={Serum tumour markers: how to order and interpret them},
  author={Catharine M. Sturgeon and Leslie C. Lai and Matt J. Duffy},
  journal={BMJ : British Medical Journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={339}
}
  • Catharine M. Sturgeon, Leslie C. Lai, Matt J. Duffy
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine
  • BMJ : British Medical Journal
  • #### Summary points Tumour markers are molecules that may be present in higher than usual concentrations in the tissue, serum, urine, or other body fluids of patients with cancer.1 2 3 Serum tumour markers may aid cancer diagnosis, assess prognosis, guide choice of treatment, monitor progress during and after treatment, and/or be used as screening tests. Conservative estimates suggest that in the United Kingdom alone close to 15 million such measurements are made each year. If tumour markers… CONTINUE READING

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