BIOLOGIC TUMOR MARKER
\bˌa͡ɪəlˈɒd͡ʒɪk tjˈuːmə mˈɑːkə], \bˌaɪəlˈɒdʒɪk tjˈuːmə mˈɑːkə], \b_ˌaɪ_ə_l_ˈɒ_dʒ_ɪ_k t_j_ˈuː_m_ə m_ˈɑː_k_ə]\
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Molecular products metabolized and secreted by neoplastic tissue and characterized biochemically in cells or body fluids. They are indicators of tumor stage and grade as well as useful for monitoring responses to treatment and predicting recurrence. Many chemical groups are represented including hormones, antigens, amino and nucleic acids, enzymes, polyamines, and specific cell membrane proteins and lipids.
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