Table 2

Multivariate analysis of clinico-pathological parameters and CD133 status as prognostic factors for TTP and OS in primary ovarian cancer patients

Variable

Multivariate for TTP

Multivariate for OS


χ2

P value

χ2

p value


Age (yrs)

≤ 65

>65

2.9

0.08

2.1

0.14


Stage

I-II

III-IV

1.7

0.2

4.1

0.04


Histotype

Serous

Other

0.4

0.5

0.8

0.4


Residual tumor

Absent/suboptimal

Exploratory laparotomy

18.1

0.0001

15.2

0.0001


Response to treatment

No

Yes

11.7

0.0006

3.4

0.06


CD133 status

Negative

Positive

2.5

0.11

0.1

0.9


*only variables with p value < 0.10 in the univariate analysis were included in the multivariate model

Ferrandina et al. BMC Cancer 2009 9:221   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-9-221

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