Pre-therapeutic expression of p53, Bax, p21
CIP/WAF-1 and response to therapy in rectal carcinomas. Box plot analysis of staining indices (STI) for p53, Bax and p21CIP/WAF-1. White bars: Responders (R), grey bars: Non-responders (NonR), RCT: radiochemotherapy. (responders n = 21, non-responders n = 14), HRCT: hyperthermic radiochemotherapy (responders n = 18, non-responders n = 13), optimal hyperthermia: subgroup of HRCT, definition see text (responders n = 13, non-responders n = 3).