Using serum osteopontin to help identify pleural mesothelioma
- Senior Clinical Fellow, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK; Christopher.Hui@royalfree.nhs.uk
Serum osteopontin levels were compared in 76 patients with surgically staged pleural mesothelioma, 69 with non-malignant asbestos disease, and 45 non-exposed controls. Tumour osteopontin was also assessed in the patients with mesothelioma.
Comparing age matched subjects with and without exposure to asbestos …