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Table 1 The relationship between CTC-positive rate and clinicopathological characteristics

From: Clinical significance of pancreatic circulating tumor cells using combined negative enrichment and immunostaining-fluorescence in situ hybridization

Variations Number (%) No of patients P
CTC-positive CTC-negative
Gender     
 Male 16 13 3 0.280
 Female 9 9 0  
Age     
 <60 8 7 1 1.000
 ≥60 17 15 2  
Tumor stage     
 I-II 13 12 1 0.593
 III-IV 12 10 2  
Tumor size     
 T1-T2 9 8 1 1.000
 T3-T4 16 14 2  
Lymph nodes     
 N0 8 8 0 0.527
 N1 17 14 3  
Metastasis     
 M0 19 18 1 0.133
 M1 6 4 2  
CA19-9     
 <200 U/ml 12 11 1 1.000
 ≥200 U/ml 13 11 2