The significance of serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 in patients with prostate cancer.

@article{Kurek2000TheSO,
  title={The significance of serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 in patients with prostate cancer.},
  author={Ralf Kurek and U. W. Tunn and Oliver Eckart and Gerd Aum{\"u}ller and Jason K. Wong and Heiner Renneberg},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2000},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={
          125-9
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To compare the serum levels of insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) in patients with prostate cancer and in control patients with no malignancy, and to evaluate any possible influence of testicular androgen withdrawal on the level of IGF-1 in patients with prostate cancer. PATIENTS AND METHODS IGF-1 was measured in serum samples from 238 patients using both a chemiluminescence method and a radio-immunoassay. From a subgroup of 19 patients presenting with newly diagnosed carcinoma… CONTINUE READING

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