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Table 1 Patient characteristics and detection of tumor cells in blood

From: Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in Colorectal Cancer by Immunobead-PCR Is a Sensitive Prognostic Marker for Relapse of Disease

     Tumor Cells     
Patient No. Patient ID Age Sex Pre-Op Post-Op Stage Relapse (months) Survival (months) Status
1 535 73 M Neg Neg A Nil 23.5 Alive
2 425 56 F Neg Neg A Nil 23 Alive
3 169 64 M Neg Pos A Nil 17.5 Alive
4 173 79 M Neg Neg B1 Nil 38 Alive
5 304 68 F Pos Pos B1 Nil 15 Alive
6 954 82 F Neg Neg B1 Nil 28 Alive
7 711 77 M Neg Neg B1 Nil 15 Alive
8 647 65 M Neg Neg B1 Nil 15 Alive
9 177 88 F Neg Neg B1 Nil 16 Deca
10 966 80 M NA Neg B2 Nil 42 Alive
11 988 69 M Neg Neg B2 Nil 14 Alive
12 703 72 M Neg Neg B2 Nil 16 Alive
13 356 60 F NA Pos B2 7 m 10 Dec
14 712 91 F Neg Neg B2 Nil 37.5 Alive
15 831 76 M Neg Neg B2 Nil 29 Alive
16 433 76 F Neg Neg B2 Nil 30 Alive
17 840 80 F Pos Pos B2 4 m 7 Dec
18 352 82 M Pos NA B2 22 r 23 Dec
19 925 79 F Neg Neg C1 Nil 12.5 Alive
20 606 59 M Pos Pos C1 14.5 r,m 18 Dec
21 477 68 F Pos Pos C1 4 m 10 Dec
22 748 75 F Neg Pos C1 5 r 9.5 Dec
23 43 73 M Neg Neg C1 Nil 32 Deca
24 895 71 F Neg Neg C2 Nil 33 Alive
25 412 63 F Pos Pos D 1 m 7 Dec
26 195 83 F Neg Neg D 6 r,m 8 Dec
27 625 76 M NA Neg D 7 r 7 Dec
  1. r, local recurrence; m, metastasis; NA, not available; Dec, deceased.
  2. aDied of unrelated causes.