Can IL-2R alpha be a valuable marker along with CA 19-9 in the diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer?


Kayhan B., Kayhan B., Akdogan M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MARKERS, cilt.19, sa.3, ss.196-202, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5301/jbm.2008.2455
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL MARKERS
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.196-202

Özet

Background: Pancreatic cancer is characterized initially by non-specific abdominal symptoms followed by rapid tumor progression. Although chronic pancreatitis is a benign disorder, it can be one of the causative factors of pancreatic cancer. The level of the tumor marker carbohydrate antigen 19-9 (CA 19-9) in pancreatic cancer does not correlate with the stage of the neoplasm. Soluble interleukin 2 receptor (sIL-2R) is a cytokine that shows increased levels during some inflammatory processes and malignant disorders.