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Pre-operative to post-operative serum carcinoembryonic antigen ratio is a prognostic indicator in colorectal cancer.


PMID 28903373

Abstract

We explored the prognostic significance of the pre-operative-to-post-operative serum carcinoembryonic antigen (pre-post-CEA) ratio in colorectal cancer (CRC). We detected pre- and post-operative CEA levels in 2035 CRC patients surgically treated at First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University between June 2001 and June 2011. Univariate analysis revealed the pre-post-CEA ratio is associated with distant metastasis and degree of tumor differentiation (both