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Table 2 Hsp70 serum levels (ng/ml) in different age groups of the breast cancer patients (mean ± standard deviation)

From: Increased heat shock protein 70 (Hsp70) serum levels and low NK cell counts after radiotherapy – potential markers for predicting breast cancer recurrence?

Age N Before RT After 30 Gy End of RT 6 weeks after RT 6 months after RT 1 yearafter RT
40–49 8 2.11 ± 0.78 2.47 ± 2.05 1.97 ± 0.64 1.77 ± 0.78 2.40 ± 1.31 2.33 ± 0.67
50–59 11 2.56 ± 0.99 2.11 ± 0.71 2.17 ± 0.51 2.55 ± 0.74 2.33 ± 1.03 2.07 ± 0.03
60–69 11 2.42 ± 0.76 2.09 ± 0.58 2.09 ± 0.40 2.15 ± 0.57 2.26 ± 0.67 2.48 ± 1.25
>  70 5 2.51 ± 1.62 2.14 ± 0.95 1.77 ± 0.54 2.43 ± 0.88 2.36 ± 1.18 2.29 ± 1.09
p   0.776 0.883 0.646 0.179 0.993 0.991
  1. Kruskal-Wallis-test