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Materials and methods: Between January 2000 and September 2017, all patients with GEP-NENs, were consecutively enrolled and followed-up at our Unit. All the patients were tested for AFP, tumor antigens (CA 125, Ca19.9, CEA, CA 15.3, NSE), Chromogranin A (CgA). Pertinent clinical and histologic data were recorded.
Conference: 15th Annual ENETS conference 2018 (2018)
Presenting Author: MD Roberta Elisa Rossi
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