Copper and ceruloplasmin status in serum of prostate and colon cancer patients

Indian J Physiol Pharmacol. 2003 Jan;47(1):108-10.

Abstract

Serum copper and ceruloplasmin levels were estimated in 20 patients each of prostate and colon cancer. Although copper to ceruloplasmin ratio was not significantly altered, copper and ceruloplasmin levels were increased significantly in the cancer patients as compared to controls. Trace elements and free radicals have been implicated in the etiology of cancer. Hence determination of specific antioxidants (like ceruloplasmin) and trace elements (like copper) may be of value in the early diagnosis of prostate and colon cancer.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Ceruloplasmin / metabolism*
  • Colonic Neoplasms / blood*
  • Copper / blood*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / blood*
  • Statistics, Nonparametric

Substances

  • Copper
  • Ceruloplasmin