The prognostic value of carcinoembryonic antigen in carcinoma of the prostate

P. Guinan, N. Sadoughi, T. John, R. J. Ablin, I. M. Bush

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Seventy-six patients with carcinoma of the prostate had 392 serial plasma carcinoembryonic antigen determinations performed over a 15 month interval in an attempt to determine the prognostic value of this test.-Sixteen of the 28 patients with decreasing serial CEA levels had active disease and nineteen of the 31 patients with rising serial CEA level had inactive disease. No difference in CEA patterns was seen in patients undergoing various types of therapy.-It does not appear that plasma CEA as presently constituted is an accurate prognostic test for the follow-up of carcinoma of the prostate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)79-83
Number of pages5
JournalUrological Research
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1974
Externally publishedYes


  • Carcinoembryonic antigen
  • prostatecancer-prognosis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology


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