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[Tissue polypeptide antigen (TPA) as a tumor marker in disorders of the digestive tract: comparison with CEA].

Authors
  • Piantino, P
  • Tappero, G
  • Cerchier, A
  • Pecchio, F
  • Tridico, F
  • Cattaneo, U
Type
Published Article
Journal
Minerva medica
Publication Date
Apr 14, 1986
Volume
77
Issue
16
Pages
617–620
Identifiers
PMID: 3703360
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

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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