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Clinical validation of serum endocan (ESM-1) as a potential biomarker in patients with renal cell carcinoma

 Kwang Hyun Kim  ;  Hyung Ho Lee  ;  Young Eun Yoon  ;  Joon Chae Na  ;  Sook Young Kim  ;  Young In Cho  ;  Sung Joon Hong  ;  Woong Kyu Han 
 ONCOTARGET , Vol.9(1) : 662-667, 2018 
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area under curve ; carcinoma ; early diagnosis ; renal cell
To determine the suitability of serum endocan (ESM-1) levels for diagnosing and monitoring renal cell carcinoma (RCC), we measure serum ESM-1 levels in 56 RCC patients who had undergone radical or partial nephrectomies and 56 age- and sex-matched healthy kidney donors. Measurements were made before and 1 month and 3 months after surgery. The areas under the curve (AUCs) were determined from receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analyses. RCC patients had higher mean serum ESM-1 levels than control subjects (0.59 ± 0.07 vs. 0.52 ± 0.08 ng/mL, P < 0.001), with an AUC of 0.721 (95% CI: 0.628-0.817). In patients with tumors larger than 2 cm (n = 40) and those with clear-cell histology (n = 44), the AUCs for ESM-1 were 0.771 and 0.721, respectively. In control subjects, serum ESM-1 levels were higher in older (>50 years) individuals (P < 0.001). Among the study cohort, the AUCs for ESM-1 were 0.813 in individuals 50 years of age or younger (n = 55) and 0.637 in individuals older than 50 years (n = 57). In RCC patients, serum ESM-1 levels were reduced 1 month (P = 0.047) and 3 months (P = 0.009) after surgery. These results suggest serum ESM-1 can serve as a serologic biomarker for diagnosing and monitoring RCC, particularly in patients younger than 50 years.
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Na, Joon Chae(나준채) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4449-8472
Yoon, Young Eun(윤영은)
Lee, Hyung Ho(이형호)
Han, Woong Kyu(한웅규) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2527-4046
Hong, Sung Joon(홍성준) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9869-065X
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