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Table 3 Zinc Levels in Tumor Tissue

From: Zinc in innate and adaptive tumor immunity


Zinc level


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


Breast, lung (likely others except prostate)

Increased zinc in tumor tissue

[86, 87]


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]