Table 4

Effect of Menopausal Status on Median PGE2 Concentrations in ng/mL in NAF1

Before (N)

After (N)

Washout (N)

P value


Before v.

After (N)

After v.

Washout (N)

Before v.

Washout (N)


    Menopausal Population

High risk

Pre-

15.72 (11)

36.06 (11)

27.64 (11)

0.17 (11)

0.76 (11)

0.04 (11)

Post-

5.88 (15)2

6.81 (11)

5.57 (11)

0.03 (11)

0.77 (10)

0.03 (11)

P value

0.18

0.04

0.003

Cancer

Pre-

15.2 (3)

2.40 (3)

NA

0.25 (3)

Post-

10.9 (8)

8.27 (8)

NA

0.11 (8)

P value

1.00

0.61


1: Abbreviations: NAF: nipple aspirate fluid; N: sample size; NA: not applicable.

2: Before treatment median PGE2 for the 11 subjects with an after treatment comparison value was 8.33, which was significantly higher than the after treatment group.

Sauter et al. BMC Cancer 2006 6:248   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-6-248

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