The Authors compared the ability of serum CA 125, CA 19-9, CA 15-3, CA 50, CA 72-4 and Tumor-Associated Trypsin Inhibitor (TATI) assays in reflecting the disease course in a group of 27 patients with ovarian carcinoma. Before initial surgery, elevated levels of CA 125 (greater than 65 U/ml) were found in 27 patients, of CA 19-9 (greater than 40 U/ml) in 7, of CA 15-3 (greater than 32 U/ml) in 17, of CA 50 (greater than 20 U/ml) in 7, of CA 72-4 (greater than 3.8 U/ml) in 20, and of TATI (greater than 22 ng/ml) in 13. For each marker, only patients with elevated antigen levels at diagnosis were considered. CA 125, CA 19-9, CA 15-3, CA 50, CA 72-4 and TATI levels correlated with disease regression, stability or progression in 123/147 (83.7%), 24/34 (70.6%), 57/87 (65.5%), 26/38 (68.4%), 87/120 (72.5%), 33/75 (44.0%) instances respectively. Alterations in CA 125 levels correlated with disease status better than alterations in each other antigen levels. However serial measurement of the other tumor markers could be of help in the monitoring of patients with normal CA 125 values before initial surgery.

A comparative evaluation of the ability of serum CA 125, CA 19-9, CA 15-3, CA 50, CA 72-4 and TATI assays in reflecting the course of disease in patients with ovarian carcinoma

FERDEGHINI, Marco;
1990

Abstract

The Authors compared the ability of serum CA 125, CA 19-9, CA 15-3, CA 50, CA 72-4 and Tumor-Associated Trypsin Inhibitor (TATI) assays in reflecting the disease course in a group of 27 patients with ovarian carcinoma. Before initial surgery, elevated levels of CA 125 (greater than 65 U/ml) were found in 27 patients, of CA 19-9 (greater than 40 U/ml) in 7, of CA 15-3 (greater than 32 U/ml) in 17, of CA 50 (greater than 20 U/ml) in 7, of CA 72-4 (greater than 3.8 U/ml) in 20, and of TATI (greater than 22 ng/ml) in 13. For each marker, only patients with elevated antigen levels at diagnosis were considered. CA 125, CA 19-9, CA 15-3, CA 50, CA 72-4 and TATI levels correlated with disease regression, stability or progression in 123/147 (83.7%), 24/34 (70.6%), 57/87 (65.5%), 26/38 (68.4%), 87/120 (72.5%), 33/75 (44.0%) instances respectively. Alterations in CA 125 levels correlated with disease status better than alterations in each other antigen levels. However serial measurement of the other tumor markers could be of help in the monitoring of patients with normal CA 125 values before initial surgery.
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