Cancer Antigen 125 Levels are Significantly Associated With Prognostic Parameters in Uterine Papillary Serous Carcinoma

Objectives Uterine papillary serous carcinoma (UPSC) is a highly aggressive subtype of endometrial carcinoma. Histopathologically, it resembles the pattern of serous papillary carcinoma of the ovary. Cancer antigen 125 (CA-125) is the most widely used biomarker in epithelial ovarian carcinoma. Its use in UPSC evaluation has yet to be determined. The purpose of this study was to investigate the significance of preoperative serum CA-125 as a prognostic factor in patients with UPSC. Methods The study cohort included all women with UPSC operated in our institution between January 2002 and June 2016. All patients underwent complete surgical staging. Preoperative CA-125 was reviewed and correlated with clinical and pathological parameters. Results Sixty-one women met the study criteria. Median preoperative CA-125 was found to be significantly associated with disease stage. Patients with disease stages I to IV had median preoperative CA-125 levels of 12.15, 19.6, 22.6, and 177.5 U/mL (P
Source: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Uterine Cancer Source Type: research

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