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Table 4.

Associations between inflammatory markers and common cancers

Inflammatory markers*HR*, (95% CI) Number of events
BreastColorectalLungProstate
log(IL-6), pg/mL 0.95 (0.54-1.65) 30 1.44 (0.90-2.31) 40 1.43 (0.91-2.26) 42 0.88 (0.59-1.30) 63 
log(CRP), mg/L 1.32 (0.91-1.93) 33 1.44 (1.03-2.02) 41 1.64 (1.20-2.24) 42 0.94 (0.70-1.28) 59 
log(TNF-α), pg/mL 0.70 (0.29-1.72) 31 0.90 (0.42-1.94) 39 1.67 (0.79-3.55) 39 1.10 (0.61-1.98) 64 
Inflammatory markers*HR*, (95% CI) Number of events
BreastColorectalLungProstate
log(IL-6), pg/mL 0.95 (0.54-1.65) 30 1.44 (0.90-2.31) 40 1.43 (0.91-2.26) 42 0.88 (0.59-1.30) 63 
log(CRP), mg/L 1.32 (0.91-1.93) 33 1.44 (1.03-2.02) 41 1.64 (1.20-2.24) 42 0.94 (0.70-1.28) 59 
log(TNF-α), pg/mL 0.70 (0.29-1.72) 31 0.90 (0.42-1.94) 39 1.67 (0.79-3.55) 39 1.10 (0.61-1.98) 64 
*

Log-transformed variables: the HR present the associations with the inflammatory markers related to a unit change on the log scale.

HR adjusted for age, gender, race, and site.

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