An evaluation of serum protein profiles in the long-term surveillance of prostatic cancer

Scand J Urol Nephrol. 1980;14(2):143-9. doi: 10.3109/00365598009179552.


Longitudinal and vertical studies on prostatic cancer have confirmed that many forms of oestrogen therapy have a profound effect on the levels of several acute phase reactant proteins (APRP). This action overrides any response of the APRPs to a rising tumour load. However, serum C-Reactive protein and albumin levels appear to be independent of oestrogen control and their respective rise and fall is associated with tumour progression even when the patient is saturated with oestrogens.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Acid Phosphatase / blood
  • Blood Proteins / analysis*
  • C-Reactive Protein / analysis
  • Estrogens / therapeutic use
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / blood*
  • Prostatic Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Serum Albumin / analysis


  • Blood Proteins
  • Estrogens
  • Serum Albumin
  • C-Reactive Protein
  • Acid Phosphatase