alpha fetoprotein


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Noun1.alpha fetoprotein - an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)alpha fetoprotein - an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)
fetoprotein, foetoprotein - any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
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Keywords: Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Serum Alpha Fetoprotein, Tumor size.
A group of researchers from Mayo Clinic and Exact Sciences Corporation have completed a phase II study comparing a set of DNA markers to alpha fetoprotein as a method to test for liver cancer.
She was diagnosed to have left ovarian mass with raised serum CA-125 258units/ml and raised alpha fetoprotein 8232ng/ml.
Results of alpha fetoprotein were increased on 8th day (41,648 ng/mL) and 15th day of life (13,974 ng/mL).
Kanwal Raghav from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center: Partial responses by RECIST 1.1 occurred in 2 of 8 evaluable patients and a reduction of 50% or greater in alpha fetoprotein concentration occurred in 3 of 8 evaluable patients.
Sharma, "Study of serum prealbumin and serum alpha fetoprotein in cases of fulminant hepatic failure.," Journal of the Association of Physicians of India, vol.
Takagaki et al., "Genetic evolution of alpha fetoprotein producing gastric cancer," Journal of Clinical Pathology, vol.
In 2014, the patient came to our hospital with a palpable, painless mass in the right upper quadrant; liver function tests and level of alpha fetoprotein were normal, and abdominal tomography showed a highly vascularized mass of 10x7x12 cm with irregular contours located in thoracic-abdominal wall at the left lobe of liver, segment 4, with multiple lesions of 2 cm in size adjacent to this lesion in the intra-abdominal and sub-hepatic regions on the right side (Fig.1).
Serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) which is one of the tumor markers was found to be increased (10 000 [micro]g/L) and the other tumor markers were found to be normal.
(2) Pathologically, the tumor contains mucin-containing follicles lined by granulosa cells which stain positive for inhibin-alpha and negative for alpha fetoprotein. (3)
Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NasdaqGS:ADAP) stated on Thursday that its investigational new drug (IND) application for its enhanced T-cell receptors (TCRs) specific for alpha fetoprotein (AFP) for treating locally advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma has been filed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).