Table 1.

Patients and tumor characteristics

Case no.GenderAge (y)SiteStageCD44+ (%)CD133+ (%)
1Male70SigmoidT3N2M00.5UD
2Male49LeftT2N2M05.70.15
3Male62RectalT2N1M04.043.08
4Male82RightT3N2M13.70.06
5Female60RectalT4N1M15.4UD
6Male53SigmoidT4N2M10.21.16
7Male48SigmoidIVUDUD
8Male59RectalIIIUDUD
  • NOTE: For the eight primary colorectal cancers, histologic analysis by the Department of Pathology revealed the stages of the tumors. CD44 and CD133 in the first six patients were determined by flow cytometry.

    Abbreviation: UD, undetected.