The role of half-life of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) in prognosis prediction of colorectal cancer patients with preoperatively elevated CEA.


BACKGROUND & OBJECTIVE Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) monitoring plays an important role in the management of malignancies, especially in colorectal cancer (CRC). The half-life (T1/2) of CEA has also been applied as a new predictor in the surveillance of some malignancies. This study was to examine the preoperative and early postoperative levels of CEA in… (More)