C-reactive protein as a biomarker for urological cancers

@article{Saito2011CreactivePA,
  title={C-reactive protein as a biomarker for urological cancers},
  author={Kazutaka Saito and Kazunori Kihara},
  journal={Nature Reviews Urology},
  year={2011},
  volume={8},
  pages={659-666}
}
Systemic inflammation has been linked with the progression of cancer, and, in patients with urological cancers, the presence of a systemic inflammatory response is thought to be indicative of poor prognosis. C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase reactant, the levels of which can be objectively measured using standardized reliable assays, and a useful marker of systemic inflammation. CRP levels have been shown to predict survival in patients with urological cancers, including renal cell… CONTINUE READING