Copper and ceruloplasmin status in serum of prostate and colon cancer patients

Shivananda B. Nayak, Vinutha R. Bhat, Dinesh Upadhya, Saraswati L. Udupa

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Serum copper and ceruloplasmin levels were estimated in 20 patients each of prostate and colon cancer. Although copper to ceruloplasmin ratio was not significantly altered, copper and ceruloplasmin levels were increased significantly in the cancer patients as compared to controls. Trace elements and free radicals have been implicated in the etiology of cancer. Hence determination of specific antioxidants (like ceruloplasmin) and trace elements (like copper) may be of value in the early diagnosis of prostate and colon cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)108-110
Number of pages3
JournalIndian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2003


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Physiology (medical)

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