Elevated plasma levels of beta-thromboglobulin in breast cancer.

  title={Elevated plasma levels of beta-thromboglobulin in breast cancer.},
  author={Pierluigi Benedetti panici and Giovanni Scambia and Bruno Massidda and P P Chessa and A Tarquini and Salvatore Mancuso},
  volume={43 4},
Beta-thromboglobulin, a platelet-specific protein secreted into the plasma during the release reaction, was measured in 73 women with breast cancer, 10 women with dysplastic disease and 30 healthy female control subjects. 73% of patients with primary operable breast cancer and 65% with metastatic disease had levels above 40 ng/ml (control range 11-38 ng/ml). Among 2-6 months' postoperative patients without evidence of disease at the time of sampling, beta-thromboglobulin was raised in 75% of… CONTINUE READING