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Table 4 Correlation coefficients for all cell types (Pearsons' analysis).

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

eo p (p) NF i (i) NF p (p) MC i (i) MC p (p) MΦ i (i) NK i (i) NK p (p) CD3 i CD3 p CD4 i CD4 p CD8 i CD8 p  
0.26* 0.37* 0.27*        0.17 0.17     Eo i (i)
     0.21 0.24*    0.23*   0.18     Eo p (p)
   0.63*      0.19   0.16      NF i
      0.19          NF p (p)
     0.29* 0.17   0.27* 0.19     0.25* 0.22* MC i (i)
      0.16    0.19   0.22* 0.24*    MC p
        0.25* 0.30*   0.19 0.22    MΦ i
        0.20        NK i
         0.17       NK p
          0.38* 0.36* 0.30* 0.16   CD3 i
           0.23* 0.26*    CD3 p
            0.65*    CD4 i
               CD4 p
              0.76* CD8 i
  1. Only the significant correlations are shown. The marked correlation coefficients (*) are significant with p values < 0.001, other correlations are significant at a level of p < 0.05. (n = 160). Eo:eosinophilic granuloytes, NF:neutrophilic granulocutes, MC:mast cells, MΦ:macrophages, p: peritumoral, i: intratumoral