Serum TAG 72 levels in different human carcinomas

M. Correale, I. Abbate, G. Gargano, M. Garrubba, A. Muncipinto, L. Addabbo, D. Colangelo

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Since December 1988, we have measured the TAG 72 serum levels in 326 patients with different carcinomas, especially breast, gastrointestinal and ovarian, using a RIA kit. With a cut-off value of 5 U/mL, a specificity of 100% in the controls and an overall sensitivity of 22% in the neoplastic patients was obtained, with the highest positivities in ovarian (63%) and gastric (58%) carcinomas. Therefore, TAG 72 can be associated with other tumor markers for these latter neoplasms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalInternational Journal of Radiation Applications and Instrumentation.
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991


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