Table 3

CD34 expression before and after primary chemotherapy according to the treatment administered

CD34 (No. patients)Before chemotherapy (Pretreatment biopsy)After chemotherapy (Definitive surgery)Pa
Overall patients (120)
 Median51.2644.27
 Range2.33 ÷ 163.12.33 ÷ 121.16
 Mean58.8651.32
 SE3.112.27
 SD33.9323.990.009
CMF + Tamoxifen (55)
 Median41.9437.28
 Range2.33 ÷ 153.782.33 ÷ 121.16
 Mean49.7344.18
 SE4.143.20
 SD30.7122.84n.s.
Epirubicin (65)
 Median59.4148.93
 Range2.33 ÷ 163.102.33 ÷ 121.16
 Mean66.6957.29
 SE4.353.00
 SD34.8323.450.02
  • a Wilcoxon test for paired data.