Table 2

Comparison of clinical characteristics between patients with low and high CD133+CXCR4+ cell content.

CD133+CXCR4+ cell content


Clinical factor

Low

(number = 12)

High

(number = 17)

Total

(number = 29)

P


Age, years

Mean(SD)

64(12.1)

59(11.4)

P = 0.27a

Gender

Female

5

8

13

P = 0.28b

Male

7

9

16

Location

Colon

10

7

17

P = 0.02b

Rectum

2

10

12

TNM stagec

1

3

2

5

P = 0.02d

2

6

4

10

3

2

3

5

4

1

8

9

T status

1

3

4

7

P = 0.39d

2

2

3

5

3

4

4

8

4

3

6

9

N status

0

9

7

16

P = 0.06b

+

3

10

13

M status

0

11

9

20

P = 0.03b

1

1

8

9

Grading

1

3

2

5

P = 0.20d

2

4

6

10

3

3

4

7

4

2

5

7

Median survival time (day)

710

489

580

P = 0.019d


at test; bFisher's exact test; cTNM is a cancer staging system and was assessed according to the 6th edition of the UICC (International Union against Cancer); dPermutation test. TNM, tumor-node-metastasis.

Zhang et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:85   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-85

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