Early Detection Research Network


This biomarker is also known as:
  • tumor-associated glycoprotein 72,
  • CA72-4,
  • Cancer-associated Antigen 72-4,
  • TAG-72,


High-MW mucin-type glycoprotein expressed on epithelial cancer cells.


There are no datasets associated with this biomarker.

QA State: Accepted
Type: Protein
HGNC Name:

The following organs have data associated with this biomarker…


Phase: Three
QA State: Accepted


Overexpression (protein) studies in ovarian cancer.

Performance Comment

Of the 28 ovarian cancer biomarkers tested in prediagnostic specimens, from the PLCO, CA125 remains the the single best biomarker for ovarian cancer and has its strongest signal within six months of diagnosis. CA72-4 alone was not a strong predictor.

Supporting Study Data

The following studies/protocols provide evidence supporting CA72-4 indications for the Ovary…

No supporting studies or protocols found.

Organ-Specific Protocols

No organ-specific protocols defined.

Organ-Specific Publications

Organ-Specific Resources

No organ-specific resources defined.

No other associated resources found.