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What is the role of OVX1 in ovarian cancer?

David A. Fishman, MD
Gynecologic Oncology
OVX1 refers to either the ovarian or breast cancer related antigen on a high molecular weight mucin-like glycoprotein or the monoclonal murine antibody that recognizes it. OVX1 has been reported to be elevated (>7.2 u/mL) in 70% of patients with ovarian tumors. Increased levels of OVX1 can be found in 59% of patients with ovarian tumors and normal cancer antigen 125 (CA125) levels.

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