American Cancer Society Professor of Clinical Oncology.
Results of a 400-patient carcinoembryonic antigen second-look colorectal cancer study
Article first published online: 29 JUN 2006
Copyright © 1985 American Cancer Society
Volume 55, Issue 6, pages 1284–1290, 15 March 1985
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Minton, J. P., Hoehn, J. L., Gerber, D. M., Horsley, J. S., Connolly, D. P., Salwan, F., Fletcher, W. S., Cruz, A. B., Gatchell, F. G., Oviedo, M., Meyer, K. K., Leffall, L. D., Berk, R. S., Stewart, P. A. and Kurucz, S. E. (1985), Results of a 400-patient carcinoembryonic antigen second-look colorectal cancer study. Cancer, 55: 1284–1290. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(19850315)55:6<1284::AID-CNCR2820550622>3.0.CO;2-B
- Issue published online: 29 JUN 2006
- Article first published online: 29 JUN 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 29 OCT 1984
- American Cancer Society, Ohio Division. Grant Number: CP-25
Four hundred patients with resectable colon and rectal cancers were operated on by 37 surgeons at 31 institutions. Patients were monitored with carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) level determinations and clinical examinations. One hundred thirty patients had recurrences, and 75 were reoperated on, with 43 reoperations CEA-directed and 32 clinically directed. Two of 75 died within 1 month after the second operation. Twenty-two second-look patients remain free of disease 5 years after their second operaton. The highest resectability of recurrent cancer occurred in patients with a CEA level below 11 ng/ml in whom the CEA level was determined at intervals of 1 to 2 months. Cancer 55:1284-1290, 1985.