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Table 3 Association between tumor markers and immune cells in the microenvironment

From: Immune cell concentrations among the primary tumor microenvironment in colorectal cancer patients predicted by clinicopathologic characteristics and blood indexes

Variable CD3+ T cells in the CT CD3+ T cells in the IM CD8+ T cells in the CT   CD8+ T cells in the IM Immunoscore
Low High P Low High P Low High P Low High P Low High P
CEA 11.00 (0.39–12,257.00) 10.30 (0.56–3704.00) 0.593 12.21 (0.39–12,257.00) 8.53 (0.56–3704.00) 0.120 12.53 (0.56–3704.00) 7.89 (0.39–12,257.00) 0.064   10.54 (0.39–9064) 10.42 (0.56–12,257.00) 0.983 11.34 (0.39–12,257.00) 10.14 (0.56–3704.00) 0.295
CA 19–9 26.01 (0.60–18,707.00) 32.60 (0.60–20,000.00) 0.145 28.29 (0.60–18,707.00) 29.47 (0.60–20,000.00) 0.861 29.97 (0.60–20,000.00) 27.64 (0.60–18,707.00) 0.378 30.35 (0.60–5956.00) 27.64 (0.60–20,000.00) 0.993 28.43 (0.60–18,707.00) 30.33 (0.60–20,000.00) 0.544
  1. CA 19–9 carbohydrate antigen 19–9, CEA carcinoembryonic antigen, CT core of the tumor, IM invasive margin