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Table 5 Median Overall Survival by Stroma and Cancer Stem Cell Markers

From: Pancreatic cancer stem cells may define tumor stroma characteristics and recurrence patterns in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

  Estimate Lower Limit Upper Limit P value
Stroma
 Loose 16.1184 12.3684 32.8289 P = 0.0255;
*After adjusted by N status P = 0.0613, HR: 1.67 (95%C: 0.0.98–2.92)
 Dense 48.5526 16.0197 .
 Moderate 26.8092 18.5855 43.2237
Stem Cell Markers
 C+/E+ 18.3717 10.8553 34.4737 P: 0.0517
*After adjusted by N status; P = 0.089; HR:0.50 (95%CI: 0.23–1.1)
 C+/E- 37.2039 13.8816 .
 C−/E+ 30.6579 18.5855 46.9079
 C−/E- 18.8816 11.8421 26.9079
  1. C*: CD44, E*: ESA (Epithelial specific antigen), N: Lymph node status