Introduction: Although Chromogranin A (CgA) is known as a useful marker for pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNET) in the West, the usefulness of CgA in Japanese patients with pNETs is unclear.
Aim(s): To assess the potential usefulness of CgA for diagnosing pNET in Japan.
Materials and methods: We evaluated the serum CgA level in 189 patients with various pancreatic diseases including with proven pNET (n=69), pancreatic cancer (PC) (n=50), chronic pancreatitis (CP) (n=50), autoimmune pancreatitis (n=20) and 112 healthy subjects (normals) by using a ELISA kit, Chromoa (Cis Bioassays, France).
Conference: 11th Annual ENETS Conference (2014)
Presenting Author: Masayuki Hijioka
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