Table 1.

Characteristics of patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Clinical variablenTotal CK18
Cleaved CK18
Median (25th-75th), units/LPMedian (25th-75th), units/LP
Tumor size (cm)
    <26338 (276-401)114 (111-117)
    2-522333 (309-383)0.0044110 (110-116)0.005
    >515437 (356-1,115)140 (115-249)
Estrogen receptor
    +27343 (307-493)114 (114-134)
    −13363 (306-391)NS112 (106-131)NS
    Unknown3437 (375-457)118 (102-130)
Progesterone receptor
    +28381 (308-397)114 (111-122)
    −12346 (305-525)NS113 (104-138)NS
    Unknown3437 (375-457)118 (102-130)
Metastasis
    No. nodes
        021322 (263-391)115 (107-124)
        1-314388 (339-401)0.0046113 (109-128)NS
        >48436 (359-635)118 (90-157)
Bone metastasis
    +31,871 (759-2641)276 (138-295)
    −40351 (308-410)0.028114 (106-127)NS
  • Abbreviation: NS, not significant.