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Table 3 Zinc Levels in Tumor Tissue

From: Zinc in innate and adaptive tumor immunity

Cancer Zinc level References
Breast, gallbladder, colon, bronchus, lung Decreased serum zinc [8183, 86]
Liver, kidney, lung Increased zinc in peritumor tissue as compared to both normal tissue and tumor itself [86]
Breast, lung (likely others except prostate) Increased zinc in tumor tissue [86, 87]
Prostate Decreased zinc in tumor tissue [86, 88]
Head and Neck Increasing zinc improves local free survival, Decreased serum zinc near end of life [84, 201]