Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Level as a Prognostic Tool in Colorectal Cancer: A Study of 105 patients.

@article{Saif2005SerumAP,
  title={Serum Alkaline Phosphatase Level as a Prognostic Tool in Colorectal Cancer: A Study of 105 patients.},
  author={Muhammad Wasif Saif and Dominik D. Alexander and Charles M Wicox},
  journal={The journal of applied research},
  year={2005},
  volume={5 1},
  pages={88-95}
}
BACKGROUND: Serum alkaline phosphotase (ALP) levels are frequently elevated in patients with metastatic colorectal cancer (CRC). However, the significance of ALP in terms of detecting hepatic metastasis or prognosis is not well established. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Medical records of patients with CRC seen at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) (1998-2002) were reviewed and statistical analysis was done to evaluate the significance of ALP as a prognostic tool. The normal range for ALP was… CONTINUE READING