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Table 2.

Associations between presence of CTCs, plasma DNA yields, LOH frequencies at the microsatellite markers and established risk factors

ParametersPresence of overt metastasisDetection of CTCsTumor Stage (pT)Gleason Score
CTCs No ./. P < 0.03 P = 0.04 
Plasma DNA Yields P = 0.03 No P < 0.005 No 
LOH Frequency at D8S137 No P = 0.03 No No 
LOH Frequency at D9S171 No P = 0.04 P < 0.05 No 
LOH Frequency at D17S855 No P = 0.02 No No 
ParametersPresence of overt metastasisDetection of CTCsTumor Stage (pT)Gleason Score
CTCs No ./. P < 0.03 P = 0.04 
Plasma DNA Yields P = 0.03 No P < 0.005 No 
LOH Frequency at D8S137 No P = 0.03 No No 
LOH Frequency at D9S171 No P = 0.04 P < 0.05 No 
LOH Frequency at D17S855 No P = 0.02 No No 

NOTE: No, no significant correlation; ./., identical variable.

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