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PSA, Insulin-Like Growth Factor I and Relative Risk for Prostate Cancer

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

Insulin-like Growth Factor-I (IGF-I, somatomedin-C) acts as a mitogen to the prostate epithelium. Increased levels of IGF-I are associated with higher rates of malignancy in the prostate gland.

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