Table 1

Association of IL-17 lymphocyte count and clinicopathological features in CRC (n=1148)

Clinicopathological featuresIL-17* lymphocyte countp Value
Tumour location
MMR status
pT stage
pN stage
Tumour grade
Vascular invasion
Tumour border
Peritumoral lymphocytic inflammation
Local recurrence
Distant metastasis
  • p Value calculated according to the Mann–Whitney test. Significant p values are shown in bold.

  • *As assessed by staining I (see ‘Materials and methods’).

  • †Right-sided versus left-sided.

  • ‡Right-sided or left-sided versus rectum.

  • CRC, colorectal cancers; IL, interleukin; MMR, mismatch repair.