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Urinary neopterin excretion in patients with squamous carcinoma of the oral cavity.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Cancer Letters
0304-3835
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
95
Issue
1-2
Pages
227–232
Identifiers
PMID: 7656235
Source
Medline

Abstract

Urinary neopterin concentrations were studied in 30 patients with squamous carcinoma or adenoid cystic carcinoma of the oral cavity. Compared to healthy controls 19 patients (63%) had increased neopterin concentrations. There was a statistically significant correlation between neopterin levels and tumor differentiation but no correlation of neopterin values with tumor size. Longitudinal studies will be necessary to evaluate a potential usefulness of neopterin concentrations to predict prognosis in squamous carcinomas of the oral cavity.

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