Vol. 23 (3) 2002 Neuro endocrinology letters

Circadian rhythm of melatonin in patients with colorectal carcinoma.

OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was pineal gland function assessment on the base of daily rhythm study and mean daily melatonin (MEL) concentrations in serum in patients with colorectal carcinoma.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: Studies were performed in 12 women at the age of 63.17+/-5.90 years and 21 men aged 58.95+/-11......