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Table 1 Multivariate logistic regression analysis - preoperative CEA levels and medullary thyroid cancer progression

From: Carcinoembryonic antigen levels correlated with advanced disease in medullary thyroid cancer

  # of patients Pre-Op CEA (ng/ml) (95% CI) P-value
Primary tumor size (mm)
 1–9 3 3.36 (1.7-10) 0.01
 10–19 7 6.42   
 20–29 5 16.54   
 30–39 8 168.63   
 40+ 10 188.73   
Stage
 I 5 2.7 (3.8-130) 0.04
 II 11 38.8   
 III 3 15.7   
 IVa 8 74.7   
 IVb 1 128.1   
 IVc 5 405.9   
Metastasis
 Locoregional 12 20.55 (−14.4–225.7) 0.08
 Distant 6 405.83   
Location of lymph node metastasis
Central 30 36.1   
Central + Lateral 18 120.1 (19–228) 0.02
Central + Lateral + Contralateral 12 162.31   
Biomedical Cure
 Yes 17 48.3 (8.5–244) 0.03
 No 16 174.6   
Mortality
 Yes 2 74.9 (0.0006–0.0013) < 0.001
 No 31 583.7