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NOTE: This article is based on research that utilizes the sources cited here as well as the collective experience of the Lab Tests Online Editorial Review Board. This article is periodically reviewed by the Editorial Board and may be updated as a result of the review. Any new sources cited will be added to the list and distinguished from the original sources used.

Sources Used in Current Review

American Cancer Society. What are tumor markers? Available online at http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/tumormarkers/tumor-markers-what-are-t-m through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed November. 2013.

American Cancer Society. What's new in tumor marker research? Available online at http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/tumormarkers/tumor-markers-whats-new through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed November. 2013.

American Cancer Society. Specific tumor markers. Available online at http://www.cancer.org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/examsandtestdescriptions/tumormarkers/tumor-markers-specific-markers through http://www.cancer.org. Accessed November. 2013.

National Cancer Institute. Tumor Markers. Available online at http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/Detection/tumor-markers through http://www.cancer.gov. Accessed November 2013.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network. Tumor marker. Available online at http://www.nccn.com/component/glossary/Glossary-1/T/Tumor-marker-484/ through http://www.nccn.com. Accessed November 2013.

National Comprehensive Cancer Network. NCCN Task Force Report: Evaluating the Clinical Utility of Tumor Markers in Oncology. Available online at http://www.nccn.org/JNCCN/supplements/PDF/TumorMarkers_Task_Force_Report.full.pdf through http://www.nccn.com. Accessed November 2013.

Cancer.Net. Understanding Tumor Markers. Available online at http://www.cancer.net/all-about-cancer/cancernet-feature-articles/treatments-tests-and-procedures/understanding-tumor-markers through http://www.cancer.net. Accessed November 2013.

National Academy of Clinical Biochemistry. Laboratory Medicine Practice Guidelines: Use of Tumor Markers in Clinical Practice: Quality Requirements. Available online through http://www.aacc.org. Accessed November 2013.

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ASCO (1996 May 17). Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Use of Tumor Markers in Breast and Colorectal Cancer. American Society of Clinical Oncology [On-line guidelines]. Available online at http://www.asco.org/prof/pp/html/guide/tumor/m_tumor1.htm through http://www.asco.org.

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