Diagnostic Test Accuracy Protocol

Blood CEA levels for detecting recurrent colorectal cancer

  1. Brian D Nicholson1,*,
  2. Bethany Shinkins1,
  3. Indika Pathiraja1,
  4. Nia W Roberts2,
  5. Tim J James3,
  6. Susan Mallett1,
  7. Rafael Perera1,
  8. John N Primrose4,
  9. David Mant1

Editorial Group: Cochrane Colorectal Cancer Group

Published Online: 5 JUN 2014

Assessed as up-to-date: 21 MAY 2014

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011134


How to Cite

Nicholson BD, Shinkins B, Pathiraja I, Roberts NW, James TJ, Mallett S, Perera R, Primrose JN, Mant D. Blood CEA levels for detecting recurrent colorectal cancer (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 6. Art. No.: CD011134. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD011134.

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Oxford, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, Oxford, UK

  2. 2

    University of Oxford, Bodleian Health Care Libraries, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

  3. 3

    Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, Clinical Biochemistry, Oxford, UK

  4. 4

    University of Southampton, Department of Surgery, Southampton, UK

*Brian D Nicholson, Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. brian.nicholson@phc.ox.ac.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 5 JUN 2014

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To determine the accuracy of single-measurement blood CEA as a triage test to prompt further investigation for CRC recurrence after curative resection.

To identify sources of between- and within-study heterogeneity to inform potential subsequent analyses.