Beta-CTX and ICTP act as indicators of skeletal metastasis status in male patients with non-small cell lung cancer.

@article{Kong2007BetaCTXAI,
  title={Beta-CTX and ICTP act as indicators of skeletal metastasis status in male patients with non-small cell lung cancer.},
  author={Qingquan Kong and Tam Wilson Wai Sun and Qi Dou and Feng Li and Qianqian Tang and Fu Xing Pei and Chongqi Tu and Zhirong Chen},
  journal={The International journal of biological markers},
  year={2007},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={214-20}
}
Bone metastasis is common in lung cancer patients and associated with reduced quality of life and reduced overall and median survival, so the early detection of bone metastasis and monitoring of its status is very important for clinicians. Serum bone-specific alkaline phosphatase (BAP), osteocalcin (OC), beta isomer of C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (beta-CTX) and cross-linked C-terminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) were compared with regard to their usefulness as indicators… CONTINUE READING

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