C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and the risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis

@article{Zhou2014CreactivePI,
  title={C-reactive protein, interleukin-6 and the risk of colorectal cancer: a meta-analysis},
  author={Bo Zhou and Bin Shu and J{\"u} Yang and Jing Liu and Tao Xi and Yingying Xing},
  journal={Cancer Causes & Control},
  year={2014},
  volume={25},
  pages={1397-1405}
}
Many studies have evaluated the associations between pre-diagnostic circulating C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and colorectal cancer risk, but their results are inconsistent. We therefore conducted a meta-analysis to investigate these associations. A comprehensive literature search up to October 2013 was undertaken in PubMed. Pooled relative risk (RR) estimates and 95 % confidence intervals (CIs) were used to calculate estimated effect. Eighteen studies on CRP comprising a total… CONTINUE READING
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