Table 2.

Plasma adipophilin and CEA levels according to clinical stage of colorectal cancer [UICC TNM classification of malignant tumors, 6th edition (2002)] in the V1 cohort

Colorectal cancer patientsHealthy controls
Stage IStage IIStage IIIStage IV
No. of cases19313217109
Adipophilina, mean (SD)3.90 (0.05)3.91 (0.07)3.91 (0.07)3.93 (0.03)3.82 (0.13)
Pb (vs. healthy controls)1.07 × 10−53.31 × 10−61.65 × 10−62.27 × 10−11
CEA, mean (SD), ng/mL2.63 (1.71)13.7 (36.2)224 (1,068)200 (579)2.07 (1.74)
Pb (vs. healthy controls)0.200.090.250.18
  • aMeasured using a reverse-phase protein microarray (values were transformed into logarithmic variables).

  • bWelch's t test (comparison with healthy controls).