volume 27, issue 6, P410-416 2012
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-86502012000600009
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Abstract: ABSTRACT PURPOSE:Tumor markers are substances found in blood and other biological fluids if tumor is present in the body. They can be produced by tumor itself or can be results of cancer -body relation. They may be used in the follow-up of cancer patients to identify tumor recurrence. Pre-treatment levels have prognostic tool and could signalize persistence of minimal residual disease despite radical surgery. METHODS:We operated on 52 patients with upper GI malignancy (32 with gastric cancer and 20 with pancr…

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