Table 4.

Associations between inflammatory markers and common cancers

Inflammatory markers*HR*, (95% CI) Number of events
BreastColorectalLungProstate
log(IL-6), pg/mL0.95 (0.54-1.65) 301.44 (0.90-2.31) 401.43 (0.91-2.26) 420.88 (0.59-1.30) 63
log(CRP), mg/L1.32 (0.91-1.93) 331.44 (1.03-2.02) 411.64 (1.20-2.24) 420.94 (0.70-1.28) 59
log(TNF-α), pg/mL0.70 (0.29-1.72) 310.90 (0.42-1.94) 391.67 (0.79-3.55) 391.10 (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.