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Table 5 Hsp70 serum levels (ng/ml) in relation to different total and boost irradiation doses (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?

  N Before RT After 30 Gy End of RT 6 weeks after RT 6 months after RT 1 year after RT
Total dose (Gy)
 40 3 2.24 ± 0.67 2.05 ± 0.36 1.88 ± 0.22 2.10 ± 0.45 2.19 ± 0.29 2.67 ± 0.71
 60 27 2.42 ± 0.95 2.22 ± 1.21 2.04 ± 0.55 2.27 ± 0.82 2.18 ± 0.77 2.33 ± 1.07
 66 5 2.41 ± 1.30 2.10 ± 1.02 2.13 ± 0.47 1.99 ± 0.28 3.42 ± 1.91 2.24 ± 0.72
 p   0.947 0.838 0.719 0.921 0.629 0.597
Kruskal-Wallis-test
 Boost dose (Gy)
  0 5 3.20 ± 1.80 2.31 ± 0.47 2.14 ± 0.26 2.72 ± 0.55 2.62 ± 0.69 2.79 ± 0.61
  10 25 2.30 ± 0.80 2.20 ± 1.25 2.02 ± 0.56 2.21 ± 0.82 2.12 ± 0.76 2.30 ± 1.13
  16 5 2.41 ± 1.30 2.10 ± 1.02 2.13 ± 0.47 1.99 ± 0.28 3.42 ± 1.91 2.24 ± 0.72
  p   0.638 0.598 0.853 0.480 0.429 0.351
Kruskal-Wallis-test