Brief Article
Copyright ©2010 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Gastroenterol. Oct 14, 2010; 16(38): 4823-4831
Published online Oct 14, 2010. doi: 10.3748/wjg.v16.i38.4823
Figure 1
Figure 1 Algorithm illustrates the classification of patients into response groups. Non-response: Patients with progressive disease or stable disease. A: Classification and regression tree (CART) analysis was performed for patients with K-RAS wild-type/low tumor budding. CART identified a significant contribution of PTEN and epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) to the classification of responsive and non-responsive patients. Thirty-nine patients correctly classified (90.7%); B: CART analysis performed for patients with K-RAS wild-type tumors identifying a significant contribution of PTEN, B-RAF and EGFR to the classification of responder and non-responder patients. Thirty-six patients correctly classified (83.7%). AMP/CNG: Amplification or copy number gain; mCRC: Metastatic colorectal cancer.
Figure 2
Figure 2 Overview of classification rates for various combinations of features. EGFR: Epidermal growth factor receptor.
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Figure 3 Kaplan-Meier survival curve showing the unfavourable progression-free survival of patients with high-grade tumor budding.