Laboratory investigation for cancer diagnosis and treatment

Y. Maehara, S. Oda, E. Oki, E. Tokunaga, K. Sugimachi

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A number of laboratory tests have been used to diagnose cancer and for post-treatment follow-up of patients with cancer. The aims of these tests are; 1, evaluation of the biological characteristics of each cancer; 2, identification of micrometastases of cancer, for example to the lymph node, bone marrow and peripheral blood; 3, detection of patients at high risk for developing cancer. Cancer diagnosis and treatment should be improved by further developments in molecular biology and clinical chemistry, in the next century.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)125-133
Number of pages9
JournalJapanese Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Clinical Biochemistry


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