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07 February 2024 : Clinical Research  

[In Press] Serum Selenium Concentration as a Potential Diagnostic Marker for Early-Stage Colorectal Cancer: A Comparative Study

Michał Chalcarz ORCID logo1ABCDE, Beniamin Oskar Grabarek ORCID logo2EF, Mateusz de Mezer ORCID logo3E, Piotr Krokowicz4BE, Janusz Patera5F, Krzysztof Czupryna ORCID logo2F, Jakub Żurawski ORCID logo6AEF

DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942882

Med Sci Monit In Press; DOI: 10.12659/MSM.942882  

Available online: 2024-02-07, In Press, Corrected Proof

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Abstract

BACKGROUND
Selenium deficiency is an established risk factor for colorectal cancer. The aim of the present study was to determine selenium levels in blood samples obtained from colorectal cancer patients compared with the levels of this element in the blood of patients who had undergone hernia repair and cholecystectomy.
MATERIAL AND METHODS
The study group consisted of 49 patients diagnosed with colorectal cancer at our institution. The comparison group consisted of 29 and 26 patients undergoing hernia repair and cholecystectomy, respectively. The histological staging level was evaluated on a 4-grade scale. Serum selenium concentration was quantified by inductively coupled mass spectrometry using methane to reduce polyatomic interference.
RESULTS
Colorectal cancer patients had significantly lower serum selenium concentration than the comparison patients (67.24±15.55 μg/L vs 78.81±12.93 μg/L; P<0.001), and selenium concentration was below the reference range in a high percentage of colorectal cancer patients. However, among the colorectal cancer patients, no significant difference in cancer grading was observed according to selenium concentration (P=0.235). Serum selenium concentration in the patients was evaluated on the basis of 5 independent variables (R=0.6250): age (P=0.011), number of leukocytes (P=0.010), family history of cancer (P=0.045), dietary supplements (P=0.023), and exposure to chemical factors (P=0.057).
CONCLUSIONS
This study supports findings from previous studies that low serum selenium levels are associated with colorectal cancer and that selenium deficiency may be a risk factor for colorectal cancer.

Keywords: Colorectal Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Selenium; Serum

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