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Tumor diseases

Tumour diseases are, in general, malignant neoplasms including primary systemic lymphomas and leukaemia. Tumours are caused by a combination of many factors, such as genetic factors (predisposition), environmental influences, infections, diseases caused by civilization, like poor diet and abuse of alcohol, drugs, nicotine, etc. Since 1970 the survival rate of cancer patients has improved considerably. The annual incidence however, has been increasing in the developed nations for years.

  • AFP for liver cell carcinoma and testical tumors
  • CA 125 II for ovarian cancer
  • CA 15-3 for breast cancer
  • CA 19-9 for pancreatic and colon cancer
  • CEA for colon cancer
  • Chromogranin A for neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)
  • CYFRA 21-1 for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • hCG for germ cell tumor
  • NSE for small cell lung cancer (SCLC)
  • PAP for prostate cancer
  • PSA or free PSA for prostate cancer
  • SCC for cervical cancer and non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC)
  • Tg and Calcitonin for thyroid carcinoma
  • CT‐proAVP 
for
 Diabetes insipidus bzw. Polyurie-Polydipsie Syndrom

Thermo Scientific B·R·A·H·M·S Biomarkers is a member of the European Group on Tumour Markers (EGTM)


 Manual Assays
    radioactivenon radioactive
 Automated Assays

RIA - Radio Immuno Assay
LIA - Luminescence Immuno Assay
EIA - Enzyme Immuno Assay
KRYPTOR - Time Resolved Amplified Cryptate Emission (TRACE-Technology)
us - ultrasensitive

** under development