Table 5

 MIB1 proliferation index in fibroblasts at the invading tumour front and its association with primary tumour characteristics

MIB1 proliferation index in fibroblasts
LowHighp Value
MIB1 cancer cells
    Low6026<0.0001
    High1846
Tumour dimensions
    ⩽4 cm32290.49
    >4 cm3643
Location
    Rectum2218
    Sigmoid20160.65
    Colon3638
Transmural invasion
    No36220.05
    Yes4250