Serum cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) as a prognostic tumor marker in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.

@article{Nabeya2002SerumCC,
  title={Serum cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of type I collagen (ICTP) as a prognostic tumor marker in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={Yoshihiro Nabeya and Hideaki Shimada and Shinichi Okazumi and Hisahiro Matsubara and Yoshio Gunji and Takao K Suzuki and Takenori Ochiai},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2002},
  volume={94 4},
  pages={940-9}
}
BACKGROUND Serum cross-linked carboxyterminal telopeptide of Type I collagen (ICTP) is a metabolite of Type I collagen and has been reported to serve not only as a marker of bone metastasis but also as an indicator of treatment response and prognosis in several malignant tumors. The objective of this work was to evaluate the value of serum ICTP as a tumor marker in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS In this study, pretreatment serum ICTP concentrations were… CONTINUE READING
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