Stage-dependent alterations of the serum cytokine pattern in colorectal carcinoma

@inproceedings{Kantola2012StagedependentAO,
  title={Stage-dependent alterations of the serum cytokine pattern in colorectal carcinoma},
  author={Tiina Kantola and Kai Hans Klintrup and Juha P V{\"a}yrynen and Juha O. Vornanen and Risto Seppo Bloigu and Toni Karhu and Karl-Heinz Herzig and Juha P N{\"a}p{\"a}nkangas and Jyrki Tapani M{\"a}kel{\"a} and Tuomo Juhani Karttunen and Anne Tuomisto and Markus J. M{\"a}kinen},
  booktitle={British Journal of Cancer},
  year={2012}
}
Background:Inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of colorectal cancer (CRC), and cytokine levels are altered during colorectal carcinogenesis.Methods:The serum levels of 13 cytokines and their relation to clinical and pathological parameters, and systemic inflammatory response (mGPS, CRP and neutrophil–lymphocyte ratio), were analysed from a prospective series of 148 CRC patients and 86 healthy age- and sex-matched controls.Results:CRC patients had higher serum platelet-derived growth… CONTINUE READING
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