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cancer with high AP
alkaline phosphatase is elevated with metastasis to liver and lung
which cancers might secrete exogenous hormone that affects calcium and phosphate serum levels?
thyroid
PSA
prostate cancer screening

prognosis for prostate cancer (will indicate how tumor will behave)
beta HCG
choriocarcinoma of the testes

ovarian cancer too
CEA
carcinoid embryonic antigen

adenocarcinoma of the colon
other adenocarcinomas too

used to quantify tumor burden and check for remission
Ca125
specific for ovarian cancer
Bence Jones proteins
found in urine with multiple myeloma
alpha fetoprotein
hepatocellular carcinoma

or germ cell tumor
LCA
leukocyte common antigen - lymphoid tumor
cytokeratin
epithelial origin - carcinoma
desmin
muscle origin
synaptophysin
neuroendocrine
neuron specific enolase
neuroendocrine
NSE
neuron specific enolase -neuroendocrine
chromogranin
neuroendocrine
ErbB-2
if breast cancer shows this, you can give anti-ErbB-2 antibodies in treatment

also prognostic
Estrogen receptor
prognostic for breast cancer
P-glycoprotein
P-glycoprotein is encoded by MDR1 gene and indicates poor prognosis