oncofetal marker

on·co·fe·tal mark·'er

a tumor marker produced by tumor tissue and by fetal tissue of the same type as the tumor, but not by normal adult tissue from which the tumor arises.

on·co·fe·tal mark·er

(on'kō-fē'tăl mahrk'ĕr)
A tumor marker produced by tumor tissue and by fetal tissue of the same type as the tumor, but not by normal adult tissue from which the tumor arises.
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This category contains two groups of markers, (i) molecular/ genetic oncofetal markers that might be expressed by many different types of human neoplasms, much akin to established oncofetal protein markers (e.
With regards to the molecular oncofetal markers, the only one that has been evaluated to date in follicular cell-derived thyroid carcinoma is oncofetal fibronectin (onfFN) mRNA.