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British Journal of Cancer (2001) 85, 1695–1699. doi:10.1054/bjoc.2001.2172 www.bjcancer.com
Published online 27 November 2001

IGF-1, IGF-2 and IGFBP-3 in prediagnostic serum: association with colorectal cancer in a cohort of Chinese men in Shanghai

N M Probst-Hensch1, J-M Yuan3, F Z Stanczyk3, Y-T Gao4, R K Ross2 and M C Yu2

  1. 1Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Steinengraben 49, Basel, 4051, Switzerland
  2. 2USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA
  3. 3Dept. of OB/GYN, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 90033, USA
  4. 4Shanghai Cancer Institute, Shanghai, 200032, Peoples’ Republic of China

Received 12 June 2001; Revised 5 September 2001; Accepted 10 September 2001; Corrected online 16 November 2011

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Abstract

This is the first study to investigate the associations of IGF-1, IGF-2 and IGFBP-3 concentrations with the risk of colorectal cancer in prospectively collected blood samples from an Oriental population. Between 1986 and 1989 serum samples were collected at baseline from 18244 men, aged 45–65 years, without a history of cancer and living in Shanghai, China. IGF-1, IGF-2 and IGFBP-3 were measured in the serum of 135 men who developed colorectal cancer over 12 years of follow-up and 661 control subjects drawn from the cohort, who were matched to the index cases by neighbourhood of residence, age, and year and month of sample collection. Serum IGF-1 was not associated with risk of colorectal cancer. IGF-2 and IGFBP-3, on the other hand, exhibited statistically significant, positive associations with colorectal cancer risk when cases were confined to those diagnosed within a relatively short time period after enrolment (within 8 years). After adjustment for body mass index, cigarette smoking and alcohol intake, men in the highest versus the lowest quintile of IGF-2 and IGFBP-3 showed odds ratios of 2.74 (95% Cl = 1.67–4.50; 2-sided P for trend = 0.0008) and 2.85 (95% Cl = 1.69–4.81; 2-sided P for trend = 0.01), respectively. Our data thus suggest that circulating IGF-2 and IGFBP-3 can serve as early indicators of impending colorectal cancer. © 2001 Cancer Research Campaign http://www.bjcancer.com

Keywords:

IGF-1; IGF-2; IGFBP-3; colorectal cancer

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