Jun 2, 2020

Clinical study of serum IGFBP7 in predicting lymphatic metastasis in patients with lung adenocarcinoma

Current Problems in Cancer
Chong ChenLi Ren


To find serum tumor markers for predicting the presence of lymphatic metastasis in patients with lung adenocarcinoma, and to explore the diagnostic value of IGFBP7 in predicting if lymphatic metastasis occurs in lung adenocarcinoma. The concentration of IGFBP7 in the peripheral blood of 90 serum samples, including 30 patients with lung adenocarcinoma in situ, 30 patients with lung adenocarcinoma metastasis, and 30 normal controls were detected by ELISA. The data were analyzed statistically. The concentration of IGFBP7 and D-dimer in the metastatic lung adenocarcinoma group was significantly higher than that in the lung adenocarcinoma in situ group (P < 0.05). The expression level of IGFBP7 in serum of patients with lung adenocarcinoma was associated with the clinical stage (P < 0.05) and lymphatic metastasis (P < 0.05). Using the receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve, the area under the ROC curve of IGFBP7 was 0.901 (95% Confidence Interval was 0.806 to 0.996), and 0.5 was outside the 95% confidence interval (P < 0.05). The difference was statistically significant. IGFBP7 can predict if the lung adenocarcinoma has lymphatic metastasis, which is helpful to improve the treatment of lung adenocarcinoma, and can be used as ...Continue Reading

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Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Peripheral Blood
Specimen Type - Serum
Biological Markers
Adenocarcinoma of Lung (Disorder)
Protein Expression
Adenocarcinoma of Lung, Stage IV
Fibrin fragment D
IGFBP7 gene

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