Figure 2.

The means and standard deviations of (A) CEC, (B) V-CEC, and (C) CEP along the course of treatment. Within a chemotherapy course, the means of the CEC, V-CEC, and CEP were all significantly decreased in the 1st week of chemotherapy as compared to the day chemotherapy started. After the 1st week of treatment, the means of the CEC and V-CEC returned to a level close to that of the starting day of chemotherapy (Figure 2A, 2B). However, the mean of the CEP remained significantly reduced after the 1st week of chemotherapy (Figure 2C). Note that the CEP level gradually rebounded back to a level similar to or even higher than the day 1 count of the previous chemotherapy cycle (Figure 2C). The gray shadow denotes the trends of CEC, V-CEC, and CEP among the courses of chemotherapy

Kuo et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:620   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-620
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