Systemic inflammatory response and survival in patients with localised prostate cancer: 10-Year follow-up

McArdle, P.A., Qayyum, T. and McMillan, D.C. (2010) Systemic inflammatory response and survival in patients with localised prostate cancer: 10-Year follow-up. Urologia Internationalis, 84(4), pp. 430-435. (doi:10.1159/000313364)

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Publisher's URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000313364

Abstract

<i>Aim:</i> To examine the prognostic value of circulating C-reactive protein concentrations at diagnosis in patients with organ-confined prostate cancer. Patients and Methods: Ninety-eight patients with histologically proven clinically localised prostate cancer were studied. Clinical stage, tumour grade, circulating PSA and C-reactive protein concentrations at diagnosis were recorded. <i>Results:</i> The majority of patients was under the age of 70 years and had low-grade tumours. Approximately half the patients received radical local treatment. During the follow-up period (median 10 years) 38 patients died, of whom 18 died of prostate cancer, 6 of other cancers and 14 of non-cancer causes. On univariate survival analysis, age (p < 0.001), Gleason score (p < 0.05), C-reactive protein (p < 0.05) and treatment (p < 0.05) were significant predictors of overall survival. On univariate survival analysis, age (p < 0.001), Gleason score (p < 0.05) and C-reactive protein (p < 0.05) were significant predictors of prostate cancer-specific survival. On multivariate analysis of these significant variables age (HR 4.88, 95% CI 1.79–13.29, p < 0.01), Gleason score (HR 2.16, 95% CI 1.23–3.78, p < 0.01) and C-reactive protein (HR 1.88, 95% CI 1.01–3.52, p < 0.05) remained significant independent predictors of prostate cancer-specific survival. <i>Conclusion:</i> The results of the present study show that the presence of a systemic inflammatory response, at diagnosis, independently predicts poor long-term cancer outcome in patients with localised prostate cancer.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Qayyum, Dr Tahir and McMillan, Professor Donald
Authors: McArdle, P.A., Qayyum, T., and McMillan, D.C.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing > Clinical Specialities
Journal Name:Urologia Internationalis
Publisher:S. Karger AG
ISSN:0042-1138
Published Online:15 April 2010

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