Published in Cancer Weekly, March 9th, 2004
"It is known that the fluids bathing tumors might contain a higher level of the CEA than those found in the blood. Therefore, we evaluated the role of bile CEA in diagnosing bile duct cancer. One hundred thirty-two patients were prospectively studied," investigators in South Korea report.
"The patients were divided into three groups: the bile duct cancer (n=32), pancreatic cancer (n=16), and benign biliary diseases (n=84) groups. Bile samples were obtained on the next day of the biliary drainage procedures. The mean bile CEA level in those with...
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