State Key Laboratory of Oncology, South China, Guangzhou, Guangdong, 510060, People's Republic of China.
C-reactive protein (CRP) is an acute-phase reactant that is a promising biomarker in patients with cancer of many kinds. The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate significant changes in CRP levels as a parameter for the response effect and long-term survival of patients with diffuse large B cell lymphoma (DLBCL). Serum CRP data were collected in 94 patients with DLBCL from October 2006 to August 2009 in Cancer Center, Sun Yat-Sen University. Results were correlated with clinical data. The median CRP serum level in patients with DLBCL was 30.91 ± 53.35 in male and 22.39 ± 29.89 mg/L in female. Base line CRP levels were correlated with International Prognostic Index (IPI) scores (p = 0.03). Among the patients with an IPI score of 1-2, base line CRP levels were correlated with long-term survival (p = 0.001). Base line CRP levels were also correlated with OS (p = 0.001) and varied with different clinical stages (p = 0.03). The corresponding CRP levels in the patients with 2 cycles of chemotherapy were correlated with short-term treatment response (p = 0.003) and OS (p = 0.04) or TTP (p = 0.03). CRP serum levels can be used as additional prognostic parameter in patients with diffuse large B cell type lymphoma.
Am old enough to understand the difference between the Bay of Pigs - and roasting a pig at a epicurian feast. Been thru the hippy, yippie and yuppie years - always remaining who I am.
Very much believe in "Sing your own song - weave your own tapestry"
Am young enough to still know the thrill of new discoveries, the beauty of the evening, to celebrate the joy of another tommorow.
Survived these many decades with a severe medical problems. Sorting out the maze of now having two lymphomas and all their nasty little companions, but I continue.
Besides, being a simple iconoclastic eclectic, have been called many things. An incurable romanticist - with a strong touch of reality. Thinker, intellectual (God, how I hate that term) - been told I am a lion with the heart of the poet.
Know how to wage war and conquer my foes - but would rather be known as one who brings hope and life. To bring hope into anothers life is the ultimate of joys.
Life should be about bringing hope, peace, vision... a sense of purpose beyond yourself.