Author(s): de Bruijn HW, ten Hoor KA, Krans M, van der Zee AG
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Abstract Elevated serum levels of the beta-subunit of human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) were measured in 50\% of patients with locoregional recurrences or progressive vulvar carcinoma (n = 14). At diagnosis of vulvar cancer, however, the incidence of elevated serum levels was low (5\%) in 104 patients. The rising serum levels during progression of disease indicate that the synthesis of the beta-subunit hCG can be increased in vulvar carcinoma.
This article was published in Br J Cancer
and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology