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Table 5 Association between baseline CTCs and pathologic complete remission (pCR) in stage III IBC

From: Circulating tumor cells in newly diagnosed inflammatory breast cancer

  non-pCR (%) pCR (%) P value
CTC < 1 30 (85.7) 5 (14.3) 0.39
CTC ≥ 1 32 (76.2) 10 (23.8)  
CTC < 5 53 (85.5) 9 (14.5) 0.06
CTC ≥ 5 9 (60.0) 6 (40.0)