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What are oncofetal antigens?

proteins made by genes that are very active during fetal development but function at a very low level after birth. The genes become activated when a malignant tumor arises and ( Full Answer )
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What are the oncofetal antigens?

There are two common oncofetal antigens, alphafetoprotein (AFP) and carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA). Carcinoembryonic antigen CA 72-4 is a more recently discovered oncofetal an ( Full Answer )
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What are oncofetal antigens used for?

Oncofetal antigens are very non-specific and expressed by a wide number of cancer types. However, they are used both to monitor a patient's progress and their response to trea ( Full Answer )