Levels of Serum Trace Elements in Renal Cell Carcinoma Cases


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PIRINCCI N., Gecit I., Gunes M., Kaba M., Tanik S., Yuksel M. B. , ...More

ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION, vol.14, no.1, pp.499-502, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.7314/apjcp.2013.14.1.499
  • Journal Name: ASIAN PACIFIC JOURNAL OF CANCER PREVENTION
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.499-502
  • Keywords: Renal cell cancer, serum trace elements, cadmium, iron, lead, zinc, CADMIUM CARCINOGENESIS, ZINC CONCENTRATIONS, ANTIOXIDANT ENZYME, OXIDATIVE STRESS, LUNG-CANCER, COPPER, IRON, RISK, LEAD, SELENIUM
  • Van Yüzüncü Yıl University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Trace elements which are essential components of biological structures may also be toxic when present at levels above the amounts required for biological function. In our study, trace element levels were measured with furnace atomic absorption spectrophotometry in 33 newly diagnosed renal cell carcinoma cases (preoperative) and 32 healthy controls. When compared with the control group, it was found that the levels of cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) were higher and the levels of zinc (Zn), iron (Fe) and manganese (Mn) were lower in the patient group. These changes may be important in the formation of renal cell carcinoma, a question which should be explored with postoperative comparative studies.