Preoperative C-reactive protein as a prognostic and therapeutic marker for colorectal cancer.

BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES This study aimed to evaluate the significance of preoperative C-reactive protein (CRP) as a prognostic marker for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)-independent stage I or II colorectal cancer (CRC) patients. METHODS Preoperative CRP was measured in 300 CRC patients to assess its relationships with clinicopathological factors and… CONTINUE READING