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Carcinoembryonic antigen

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Description of Carcinoembryonic antigen

Carcinoembryonic antigen: CEA. A substance that is sometimes found in an increased amount in the blood of people who have certain cancers, other diseases, or who smoke. It is used as a tumor marker for colorectal cancer.
Source: National Institute of Health

Carcinoembryonic antigen: A glycoprotein that is secreted into the luminal surface of the epithelia in the gastrointestinal tract. It is found in the feces and pancreaticobiliary secretions and is used to monitor the response to colon cancer treatment.
Source: MeSH 2007

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  • Antigens, CD66e
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Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Carcinoembryonic antigen

Source - MeSH 2007

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