Carcinoembryonic-antigen definition

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A glycoprotein present in fetal gastrointestinal tissue and in the cells or serum of adults having certain cancers. It is used clinically to monitor the effectiveness of a treatment, as for colorectal cancer.
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A glycoprotein, found in serum, urine, etc., that is associated with various types of tumors: monitoring its levels is useful in treating cancer patients.
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A glycoprotein present in fetal gastrointestinal tissue and in the cells or serum of adults having certain cancers. It is used clinically to monitor the effectiveness of a treatment, as for colorectal cancer.
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