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J Gynecol Oncol. 2010 Sep;21(3):174-180. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.3802/jgo.2010.21.3.174
Lee SW , Lee SY , Lee SR , Ju W , Kim SC .
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. onco@ewha.ac.kr
Medical Research Institute, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

OBJECTIVE: The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between plasma levels of insulin-like growth factors-1 (IGF-1) and IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) and the risk for cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical cancer. METHODS: Plasma levels of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 of 44 cervical cancer patients, 82 CIN patients and 40 neoplasm-free patients were investigated. Then the associations of the plasma levels of IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 with cervical neoplasm or its clinicopathologic parameters were analyzed. RESULTS: The mean IGF-1 concentrations were significantly different among the control, CIN, and cervical cancer groups; the levels were higher in the CIN group compared to the controls. According to the quartile category, the plasma IGF-1 level was significantly higher (p=0.0015) in the CIN group than in the controls. The IGFBP-3 level showed no association between the controls and CIN groups (p=0.842). Although the mean IGF-1/IGFBP-3 molar ratio had borderline significance (p=0.08) among the study population, the quartile comparison showed a significantly higher IGF-1/IGFBP-3 molar ratio in the CIN group compared to the control group (p=0.041). CONCLUSION: Plasma levels of IGF-1 and the IGF-1/IGFBP-3 molar ratio might be useful for the development early detection of cervical lesions and used as an adjuvant diagnostic tool for cervical neoplasia after more larger scale research.

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