Table 1

Summary of the systematic review and meta-analysis by Tan et al.[4]

Breast

Colorectal

Esophageal

Gastric

Lung


Mortality

X

X

Disease progression

N/A

N/A

X

Lymph node metastasis

N/A

X

X

Distant metastasis

N/A

X

N/A


Five major cancer types were examined for their association to four clinical outcomes. √: increased risk association with the cancer type; X: no association; N/A: not examined in the 26 studies included in this meta-analysis.

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