Preoperative elevation of serum C-reactive protein as an indicator of poor prognosis for early-stage esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Song2013PreoperativeEO,
  title={Preoperative elevation of serum C-reactive protein as an indicator of poor prognosis for early-stage esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Zheng-bo Song and Bao-chai Lin and Bo Li and C He and Bei-Bei Zhang and Lan Shao and Yi Zhang},
  journal={The Kaohsiung journal of medical sciences},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 12},
  pages={662-6}
}
Preoperative elevation of serum C-reactive protein (CRP) is reportedly associated with poor prognosis in several types of cancer. This study investigated the role of serum CRP as a prognostic factor in early-stage esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The preoperative serum CRP levels were measured in 156 newly diagnosed pT1-2N0M0 patients using an… CONTINUE READING