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Table 1 Baseline characteristics

From: Perioperative changes in cell-free DNA for patients undergoing surgery for colon cancer

Group Patients (48)
Complication (n = 15) Recurrence (n = 16) Control (n = 17)
Median Age (range), years 71 (53–82) 70 (56–88) 71 (46–87)
Sex (%)
Male 12(80.0) 10 (62.5) 11 (64.7)
Female 3 (20.0) 6 (37.5) 6 (35.3)
UICC stage (%)
I 2 (13.3) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.9)
II 10 (66.7) 3 (18.8) 9 (52.9)
III 3 (20) 13 (81.2) 7 (41.2)
Median time to postoperative blood sample (range), days 4 (2–10) 4 (1–18) 4 (2–14)
Procedure (%)
Open 7 (46.7) 2 (12.5) 5 (29.4)
Laparoscopic 8 (53.3) 14 (87.5) 12 (70.6)
  1. UICC Union of International Cancer Control