[Tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA) as a tumor marker in disorders of the digestive tract: comparison with CEA].
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Apr 14, 1986
TPA and CEA were both assayed in a population of 352 diseases of the gastroenteric tract and control subjects. The results show that TPA though sensitive has no predictive value or specificity comparable to CEA. However should specific tumour markers prove negative TPA may be an extremely useful aid in monitoring patients with gastrointestinal neoplasias.
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