Table 1

Background characteristics and tumour pathology in patients who received adjuvant chemotherapy and in age/sex-matched historical controls
Chemotherapy Group N = 95 Control group N = 87 Chi2 p
Age (mean, SD) 64.1 (9.5) 63.6 (10.6) --
Male 49 (52) 45 (52) --
Tumour site right colon 50 (53) 40 (46) 0.37
Size ≥ 5 cm 43 (45) 43 (49) 0.57
Tumour spread beyond muscularis propria 84 (88) 80 (92) 0.43
Mucinous or signet ring adenocarcinoma 16 (17) 10 (12) 0.30
≥ 4 lymph nodes involved 26 (27) 26 (30) 0.70
Apical node involved 11 (12) 11 (13) 0.83
High grade tumour 34 (36) 31 (36) 0.98
Venous invasion present 20 (21) 23 (26) 0.39
Free serosal surface involved 22 (23) 23 (26) 0.61
Adjacent structure infiltrated 6 (6) 4 (5) 0.75*

*Fisher’s exact test.

Number (%).

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Jankova et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:196   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-196

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