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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics of 142 patients

From: Effect of dendritic cell-cytokine-induced killer cells in patients with advanced colorectal cancer combined with first-line treatment

Characteristics Total (n = 142) Control (n = 71) DC-CIK (n = 71) p value
Sex, male/female 79/63 40/31 39/32 0.44
Age (years), mean ± SD 55.4 ± 14.4 55.6 ± 14.3 55.3 ± 14.6 0.90
KPS, mean ± SD 70.4 ± 6.3 70.1 ± 5.7 70.6 ± 6.8 0.79
Adenocarcinoma
 Well differentiated 3 2 1 0.75
 Moderately differentiated 104 54 50  
 Poorly differentiated 22 9 13  
 Unknown 13 6 7  
TNM stage (III/IV) 98/54 41/30 47/24 0.27
FOLFIRI chemotherapy cycles
 ≤ 3 32 19 15 0.59
 4–6 33 18 16  
 > 6 44 21 24  
Radiotherapy (yes/no) 49/93 22/49 27/44 0.31