Testis tumor markers: How accurate are they?

Ralph W deVere White, S. Karian, W. Ki Hong, C. A. Olsson

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Abstract

Initial reports on the usefulness of radioimmunoassays for the beta chain of human chorionic gonadotropin and for alpha-fetopretein suggested that these 2 tests would detect metastatic non-seminomatous testicular cancer in 93 per cent of the cases. In a review of 30 patients with stages 2 and 3 non-seminomatous testicular cancer in our institutions we found a 20 per cent falsely negative rate for these serum assays. In all these cases the beta-human chorionic gonadotropin and alpha-fetoprotein levels were simultaneously negative despite proved existence of metastatic disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)661-663
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Urology
Volume125
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1981
Externally publishedYes

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Testicular Neoplasms
Tumor Biomarkers
Testis
Chorionic Gonadotropin, beta Subunit, Human
alpha-Fetoproteins
Chorionic Gonadotropin
Radioimmunoassay
Serum

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deVere White, R. W., Karian, S., Ki Hong, W., & Olsson, C. A. (1981). Testis tumor markers: How accurate are they? Journal of Urology, 125(5), 661-663.

Testis tumor markers : How accurate are they? / deVere White, Ralph W; Karian, S.; Ki Hong, W.; Olsson, C. A.

In: Journal of Urology, Vol. 125, No. 5, 1981, p. 661-663.

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deVere White, RW, Karian, S, Ki Hong, W & Olsson, CA 1981, 'Testis tumor markers: How accurate are they?', Journal of Urology, vol. 125, no. 5, pp. 661-663.
deVere White RW, Karian S, Ki Hong W, Olsson CA. Testis tumor markers: How accurate are they? Journal of Urology. 1981;125(5):661-663.
deVere White, Ralph W ; Karian, S. ; Ki Hong, W. ; Olsson, C. A. / Testis tumor markers : How accurate are they?. In: Journal of Urology. 1981 ; Vol. 125, No. 5. pp. 661-663.
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