Table 3.

FOBT and FL-DNA values in relation to clinical and pathologic characteristics in cancer patients

VariablesCases (n = 26)iFOBT (ng/mL)FL-DNA (ng)
Median (range)PMedian (range)P
Age (years)
    50-5921,916 (1,633-2,200)63 (24-101)
    60-69241,314 (201-3,811)0.4838 (4-515)0.74
Gender
    Males161,314 (201-3,707)27 (4-236)
    Females101,691 (434-3,811)0.9475 (10-515)0.07
Dukes' classification
    A11471 (201-3,707)41 (4-347)
    B122,027 (204-3,811)35 (10-236)
    C2497 (434-559)271 (26-515)
    D11,2370.15340.85
Staging
    Stage I17872 (201-3811)41 (4-347)
    Stage II62,213 (1390-2929)36 (12-236)
    Stage III2497 (434-559)271 (26-515)
    Stage IV11,2370.09340.80
Tumor-node-metastasis classification
    T1111,633 (201-3,707)41 (4-347)
    T28703 (204-3,811)32 (10-515)
    T362,081 (1,237-2,929)40 (24-236)
    T415590.36260.83
Lesion localization
    Proximal colon5467 (434-2,929)45 (16-515)
    Distal colon161,569 (204-3,811)25 (4-347)
    Rectum51,633 (201-1,962)0.8396 (42-123)0.02