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Table 2 Correlations between plasma TIMP-1 and parameters of tumor load in pancreatic cancer patients

From: Elevated systemic levels of the matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor TIMP-1 correlate with clinical markers of cachexia in patients with chronic pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer

   T (1–4) N (0,1) Number of positive lymph nodes Number of removed lymph nodes Liver metastases (yes or no) Distant metastases (yes or no) UICC (1–4) Grading (1–4) Resection status (R0, R1)
Plasma TIMP-1, ng/ml Spearman’s correlation .138 −.061 −.189 .200 .375 .160 .222 −.026 .049
  Significance (2-tailed) .491 .768 .355 .326 .024 .381 .194 .887 .821
  N 27 26 26 26 36 32 36 32 24