Relationship of plasma bone cytokines with hypercalcemia in cancer patients.

The pathogenesis of cancer-associated hypercalcemia is not yet completely understood. This syndrome appears to be a consequence of the tumor production of humoral factors, mainly parathyroid hormone related protein (PTHrP). However, patients with humoral hypercalcemia of malignancy have features suggesting that factors other than PTHrP might play a role in… CONTINUE READING