Radical oncologic surgery affects the circulatory levels of interleukin 10.


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE Interleukin 10 (IL-10) has been shown to be elevated in the plasma of cancer-bearing patients. The source of systemic IL-10 may be the tumor microenvironment. We therefore tried to evaluate if ablative surgery for gastrointestinal cancer could affect the levels of circulating IL-10. METHODS Plasma IL-10 concentration was measured… (More)


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