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Table 3 Results of multiplex cytokine analysis

From: Intracellular hypoxia measured by 18F-fluoromisonidazole positron emission tomography has prognostic impact in patients with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer

  FMISO-TBR  
< 1.48 ≥ 1.48
Factors Mean ± SD Mean ± SD p Value
VEGF, pg/ml 62.1 ± 49.5 272.2 ± 188.4 0.006
TGF-α pg/ml 1.6 ± 2.0 5.3 ± 2.4 0.01
IL-8 pg/ml 4.8 ± 2.9 14.7 ± 8.9 0.01
  1. Abbreviations: VEGF Vascular endothelial growth factor, TGF-α Transforming growth factor-α, IL Interleukin