Markers of Minimal Residual Disease
Current methods employing tumour markers to detect small amounts of residual disease are reviewed with respect to human germ cell, colorectal and breast neoplasms. It is concluded that the assay of tumour markers in body fluids has only limited clinical value. Alternative approaches, such as are afforded by radioimmu nodetection and immunocytochemistry, are presented and critically appraised.
KeywordsColorectal Carcinoma Germ Cell Tumour Minimal Residual Disease Embryonal Carcinoma Epithelial Membrane Antigen
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