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Table 3 Association between CECs and other factors

From: Circulating endothelial cells and other angiogenesis factors in pancreatic carcinoma patients receiving gemcitabine chemotherapy

  Mean ± SD Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient P
CEC (cells/4 mL) 166.2 ± 228.9 1 -
IL-6 (pg/mL) 19.3 ± 52.4 0.17 0.30
IL-8 (pg/mL) 11.3 ± 10.1 0.38 0.02
IL-10 (pg/mL) 7.82 ± 26.9 0.45 0.006
VEGF (pg/mL) 44.1 ± 38.8 0.34 0.04
PDGF-BB (pg/mL) 1,127.5 ± 941.5 0.24 0.16
HGF (pg/mL) 471.3 ± 249.0 0.37 0.02
SDF-1alpha (pg/mL) 110.6 ± 43.7 0.15 0.37
CRP (mg/dL) 1.9 ± 3.9 0.31 0.06
CA19-9 (U/mL) 18,229.1 ± 55,377.8 0.11 0.50
CEA (ng/mL) 18.3 ± 51.0 0.03 0.88
  1. Abbreviations: CEC = Circulating endothelial cell; IL = interleukin; PDGF-BB = platelet-derived growth factor-B chain; VEGF = vascular endothelial growth factor; HGF = hepatocyte growth factor; CA19-9 = carbohydrate antigen 19–9; CRP = C-reactive protein; CEA = carcinoembryonic antigen.