AMAS as a Cancer Test - Studies



Anti-malignin antibody in serum and other tumor marker determinations in breast cancer.

Thornthwaite JT.

Cancer Research Institute of West Tennessee, Henderson, TN 38340, USA. jtt@aenear.net

In this study, 154 healthy volunteers and 76 patients were tested using the anti-malignin antibody in serum (AMAS) test. Of the 154 volunteers, three were AMAS positive. After further examination, two were positive for cancer and one had a history of ulcerative colitis.

Tumor biopsies of 43 suspicious mammography patients revealed that 32 were cancerous and 11 were benign by pathology. For the cancer patients, 31/32 were positive for the AMAS test, while 4/11 of the pathological benign cases were AMAS positive.

In comparison to cancer antigen tests, AMAS was more sensitive (97%) in detecting breast cancer than CEA (0%), CA 15-3 (10%), CA 19-5 (5%) or CA 125 (16%) in the same patients.

Cancer Lett. 2000 Jan 1;148(1):39-48.


AMAS - Possible Challenge to Cancer Management

Int J Biol Markers, 10-12/97

Early Detection & Monitoring with AMAS

Cancer Detect Prev, 1994

AMAS in Women Undergoing Biopsy

Cancer Epid Biomarkers & Prevention, 10/05


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