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Advances in Biomarkers: Going Beyond the Carcinoembryonic Antigen. Clin Colon Rectal Surg 2016 Sep;29(3):196-204

Date

09/02/2016

Pubmed ID

27582644

Pubmed Central ID

PMC4988861

DOI

10.1055/s-0036-1584289

Scopus ID

2-s2.0-84983044034   8 Citations

Abstract

Using biologically available markers to guide treatment decisions in colorectal cancer care is becoming increasingly common, though our understanding of these biomarkers is in its infancy. In this article, we will discuss how this area is rapidly changing, review important biomarkers being used currently, and explain how the results influence clinical decision-making. We will also briefly discuss the possibility of a liquid biopsy and explore several exciting and new options.

Author List

Lopez NE, Peterson CY

Author

Carrie Peterson MD, MS, FACS, FASCRS Associate Professor in the Surgery department at Medical College of Wisconsin