[Immuno-oncologic monitoring of patients with bronchial carcinoma. I. Carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)]

Minerva Med. 1985 Jan 14;76(1-2):15-9.
[Article in Italian]


Plasma levels of carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) were determined in 82 lung cancer patients before surgery and during the clinical course of the disease. Results were compared to those obtained in normal controls and in patients with lung inflammatory diseases. Furthermore, relationships between plasma CEA levels and survival were carried out. While CEA levels were not useful to make differential diagnosis, in our study, we hypothized the possibility to use CEA in prognostic evaluations.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Bronchial Diseases / immunology
  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen / analysis*
  • Humans
  • Lung Diseases / immunology
  • Lung Neoplasms / immunology*
  • Lung Neoplasms / mortality
  • Lung Neoplasms / surgery
  • Pneumonectomy
  • Postoperative Period


  • Carcinoembryonic Antigen