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What Is The Role Of C-Reactive Protein In The Prediction Of A Bio-Chemical Recurrence Post Radical Prostatectomy?

Periodically, some of the men in one of my support groups get locked into what they see as the importance of monitoring their C-reactive protein (CRP) serum levels to be able to predict their chances of having a Bio-Chemical Recurrence (BCR) (PSA only). The CRP measures levels of inflammation and we know that inflammation and [...]

C-Reactive Protein Confirmed As An Adverse Prognostic Marker for Men with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer (CRPC)

I have not had even two seconds to write about anything I saw at the AACR meeting. It will take me a few days to decompress and process my experience. In the mean time I thought I would share the following with you about inflammation and its role in survival and cancer: Researchers from the [...]

C – Reactive Protein an Adverse Prognostic Marker for Men with Castration-Resistant Prostate Cancer

Many doctors believe that increased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with adverse outcomes in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) treated with docetaxel. C-reactive protein is a protein found in the blood, the levels of which rise in response to inflammation in any part of the body. Traditionally measuring levels of c-reactive protein [...]

Increased Levels of C-Reactive Protein is Confirmed to Limit Survival

A presentation at the ASCO conference in Florida reconfirmed the fact that increased levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) is associated with adverse outcomes (earlier death) in men with castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) treated with docetaxel (taxotere). The study analyzed the baseline serum samples from 119 castrate resistant (CRPC) men enrolled in 6 phase I or [...]

Modifying My Anti-Inflammaory Drugs – Will They Affect My PSA?

I recently had a regular follow-up appointment with my rheumatologist. Over the years he has had me on various non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (vioxx is one common example). My appointments with him have become fairly routine, we greet each other, he spends ten minutes scolding me because I still have not lost any weight and then [...]

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