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Table 2 Results of univariate log rank analyses for the risk on local recurrence, the risk on distant metastases and the survival for the presence of inflammatory infiltrate and eosinophilic granuloytes.

From: Local and distant recurrences in rectal cancer patients are predicted by the nonspecific immune response; specific immune response has only a systemic effect - a histopathological and immunohistochemical study

  inflammatory infiltrate eosinophilic granulocytes
  none/few extensive P none/ few moderate extensive P
local recurrence rate 6.9% 3.4% 0.03 7.4% 4.8% 2.8% 0.10
(2 year)        
distant metastases 23.8% 8.2% <0.0001 23.8% 16.8% 16.1% 0.03
rate (2 year)        
cumulative survival 79.1% 92.0% <0.0001 79.0% 84.1% 86.9% 0.007
(2 year)        
  1. Median follow-up is 19.6 months, n = 1416.