Serum Levels of Trace Elements in Patients with Prostate Cancer

Kaba M. , PIRINCCI N., Yuksel M. B. , Gecit I. , Gunes M. , OZVEREN H., ...Daha Fazla

ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, cilt.15, sa.6, ss.2625-2629, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 15 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.7314/apjcp.2014.15.6.2625
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2625-2629


Background: Trace elements are major components of biological structures; however, excessive levels of these elements can be toxic. Materials and Methods: In the present study, serum levels of trace elements were measured in 30 patients with newly diagnosed as prostate cancer and 32 healthy volunteer by using furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry. Results: It was found that there was an increase in serum levels of Co, Cu, Mg and Pb (p<0.05), whereas a decrease in serum levels of Fe, Mn, and Zn levels in patients with prostate cancer (p<0.05). Conclusions: These changes may be important in the pathogenesis of prostate cancers; however, further prospective studies are needed to identify relationships between prostate cancer and trace elements.