Endotoxin-induced in vitro release of interleukin-1 by cancer patients' monocytes: relation to stage of disease.

@article{Pollack1983EndotoxininducedIV,
  title={Endotoxin-induced in vitro release of interleukin-1 by cancer patients' monocytes: relation to stage of disease.},
  author={Shimon Pollack and Antonio Micali and David W. Kinne and Warren E. Enker and Nancy V Geller and Herbert Friedrich Oettgen and Michael K. Hoffmann},
  journal={International journal of cancer},
  year={1983},
  volume={32 6},
  pages={733-6}
}
The in vitro release of IL-1 by monocytes in response to endotoxin was subnormal in many patients with breast cancer, malignant melanoma or colorectal cancer but not in patients with benign tumors of the breast or colon. In each of these groups, IL-1 release was low in patients with early cancer, normal in patients with regional metastases, and low in patients with disseminated cancer.