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Prognostic value of serum neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin in metastatic and nonmetastatic colorectal cancer.

Authors
  • Martí, Josep
  • Fuster, Josep
  • Solà, Anna M
  • Hotter, Georgina
  • Molina, Rafael
  • Pelegrina, Amalia
  • Ferrer, Joana
  • Deulofeu, Ramon
  • Fondevila, Constantino
  • García-Valdecasas, Juan Carlos
Type
Published Article
Journal
World Journal of Surgery
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
May 01, 2013
Volume
37
Issue
5
Pages
1103–1109
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s00268-013-1930-z
PMID: 23389669
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

pNGAL is higher in CRC patients than in the healthy population, which indicates a potential screening role. High-pNGAL levels are associated with higher neoplastic tissue volume, characteristics of neoplastic invasion, and recurrence, showing a prognostic utility mainly in metastatic CRC patients.

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