Published in Gastroenterology Week, June 13th, 2005
Study 1: Serological markers of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) have been determined.
"Serological markers for HCC are important for early diagnosis, as well as monitoring of tumor aggressiveness, treatment responsiveness, recurrence and survival. The three most common markers are total alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), Lens culinaris agglutinin-reactive AFP (AFP-L3) and protein induced by vitamin K absence or antagonist-II (PIVKA-II). Total AFP has the sensitivity of 60% and specificity of 90% for the detection of HCC," scientists in the People's Republic of...
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