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Use of CA-125 response to predict survival parameters of patients with advanced ovarian carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7941993     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The prognostic value of serum CA-125 levels both before chemotherapy and after each cycle of one or two courses was assessed in 48 patients with advanced ovarian adenocarcinoma. All patients received a minimum of six courses of either cyclophosphamide and cisplatinum (CP) or cyclophosphamide, doxorubicin and cisplatinum (CAP). Patients with serum CA-125 values below the normal value of 35 U/ml after two courses had a significantly longer median survival (p < 0.0001) and longer disease-free survival (p = 0.007) than did those patients whose CA-125 levels dropped to normal after the third or a later course of chemotherapy. A response in CA-125 levels after the first two courses of chemotherapy may indicate which patients should continue with the current chemotherapy regimen and which patients should be offered salvage therapy.
I G Ron; M Inbar; I Gelernter; O Lewysohn; D Ayalon; J Dale; S Chaitchik
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta obstetricia et gynecologica Scandinavica     Volume:  73     ISSN:  0001-6349     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Publication Date:  1994 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-01     Completed Date:  1994-11-01     Revised Date:  2006-04-24    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370343     Medline TA:  Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  658-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Oncology, Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / drug therapy,  immunology*,  pathology
Antineoplastic Combined Chemotherapy Protocols / therapeutic use*
CA-125 Antigen / immunology*
Cisplatin / therapeutic use
Cyclophosphamide / therapeutic use
Middle Aged
Ovarian Neoplasms / drug therapy,  immunology*,  pathology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/CA-125 Antigen; 15663-27-1/Cisplatin; 50-18-0/Cyclophosphamide

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