Is C-reactive protein useful in prognostication for colorectal cancer? A systematic review.
Nunes, Q. M.
Daniels, Ian R.
Smart, Neil J.
JournalColorectal disease : the official journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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With the advent of several different therapeutic strategies to manage the different stages of colorectal cancer, it would be beneficial to allow substratification of patients into groups who are most likely to benefit from costly interventions. The purpose of this review is to analyse the evidence from several retrospective studies examining the prognostic significance of C-reactive protein (CRP).