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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 107-110

Serum tumour markers in malignant mesothelioma


Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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Pallavi Rao
28, Catsketon Close, Plymouth PL3 5AE, Plymouth
United Kingdom
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DOI: 10.4103/0019-5278.29569

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Malignant mesothelioma is a rare malignancy of the body cavities with dismal prognosis. It has been a diagnostic dilemma for years with many clinical and pathological mimics. Discovery of a reliable tumour marker will definitely be of value in screening individuals with a history of asbestos exposure, diagnosis, treatment and follow up of malignant mesothelioma. Many tumour markers have been studied and speculatively associated with the malignant mesothelioma, but much still needs to be proven.






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