Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 259, Issue 3, pp 117–123 | Cite as

Serum CA 125 levels and survival in advanced ovarian cancer

  • K. Münstedt
  • M. Krisch
  • S. Sachsse
  • H. Vahrson


We made a retrospective analysis of 85 patients with elevated serum CA 125 after surgery for ovarian cancer. Absolute CA 125 serum levels were a poor guide to prognosis. However, the ratio between the serum CA 125 after the first, second, or third course of treatment and the postoperative value was an excellent guide to prognosis. These were also independent and stable in the Cox Regression analysis.

Key words

CA 125 Prognostic factors Ovarian cancer Survival 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. Münstedt
    • 1
  • M. Krisch
    • 1
  • S. Sachsse
    • 1
  • H. Vahrson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Gynaecologic Oncology and RadiotherapyJustus-Liebig-University GießenGießenGermany

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