The relationship among acute-phase response proteins, cytokines and hormones in cachectic patients with colon cancer

Kemik Ö., Sumer A., Kemik A. S., Hasirci I., Purisa S., Dulger A. C., ...More

WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.8, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Backgraund: Acute-phase response proteins (APRP), cytokines and hormones have been claimed to be an independent prognostic factor of malignancies, however the basis for their association with prognosis remains unexplained. We suggest that in colon malignancies, as similar to pancreatic and lung cancers, changes in APRP are associated with angiogenesis.