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Towards evidence‐based use of serum tumour marker requests: an audit of use in a tertiary hospital

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Background : Serum tumour markers (TM) are often measured in hospital patients. The reasons for their use and their benefits with regards to earlier cancer diag­nosis and patient management are not known.

Keywords: AFP; CA 15‐3; CA 19‐9; CA‐124; CEA; guidelines; tumour markers

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: Department of Medical Oncology and Haematology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, and Departments of 2: Medical Oncology and 3: Biochemistry, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Publication date: 2004-09-01

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