Despite the efforts made, a serum marker reliable for the screening and follow-up of patients with gastric cancer has not yet been identified. The aim of this preliminary study was to test the role of pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin 1beta, interleukin 8 and tumour necrosis factor alpha in patients with gastric cancer and in control groups. The statistical analysis of cytokines serum levels in the group with gastric cancer versus control groups has shown considerable differences (p < 0.001) in their mean rates. The results indicate that the cytokines interleukin 1beta, interleukin 8 and tumour necrosis factor alpha might perhaps act as diagnostic markers in patients with gastric cancer. Therefore, it is hypothesized that after more extended trials, their use in the screening and prognostic assessment of these patients could be a possibility.

Serum levels of interleukin 1 beta, interleukin 8 and tumour necrosis factor alpha as markers of gastric cancer

MACRI', Antonio;VERSACI, Antonino;LODDO, Saverio;TRIMARCHI, Giuseppe;TETI, Diana;FAMULARI, Ciro
2006

Abstract

Despite the efforts made, a serum marker reliable for the screening and follow-up of patients with gastric cancer has not yet been identified. The aim of this preliminary study was to test the role of pro-inflammatory cytokines interleukin 1beta, interleukin 8 and tumour necrosis factor alpha in patients with gastric cancer and in control groups. The statistical analysis of cytokines serum levels in the group with gastric cancer versus control groups has shown considerable differences (p < 0.001) in their mean rates. The results indicate that the cytokines interleukin 1beta, interleukin 8 and tumour necrosis factor alpha might perhaps act as diagnostic markers in patients with gastric cancer. Therefore, it is hypothesized that after more extended trials, their use in the screening and prognostic assessment of these patients could be a possibility.
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