Table 1

Ascites vesicle content (μg protein) by disease stage

Noncancer, Stages I and IIStage III*Stage IV*
4,9232,43814,470
5105,13611,168
500 (stage I)3,4437,107
2,382 (stage II)1,2431,271
2,535 (stage II)6,68010,581
4952,484
10,5291,007
6,634
6,462
1,441
6,723
6,840
  • NOTE. Median ascites vesicle content (μg protein): noncancer and stages I and II, 2,382; stages III and IV, 6,462. Mann-Whitney test considered these two groups to differ significantly at one-tailed P of 0.0375.

  • * These two stages were pooled into one group for statistical analysis.