The relationship between interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein in patients with benign and malignant prostate disease

Br J Cancer. 2004 Nov 15;91(10):1755-7. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjc.6602211.

Abstract

The relationship between interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein was evaluated in patients with benign (n=59) and malignant (n=86) prostate disease. The correlation coefficients for patients with benign prostatic disease and prostate cancer were rs=0.632, P<0.001 and rs=0.663, P<0.001, respectively. These results indicate that the relationship between interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein is similar in patients with benign and malignant prostate disease.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • C-Reactive Protein / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Interleukin-6 / blood*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostatic Diseases / metabolism*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / blood*

Substances

  • Interleukin-6
  • C-Reactive Protein