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Table 7 Relationship between demographic / histopathologic features and post-NAC tumor SULpeak

From: Role of 18 fluorine-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography in assessment of neoadjuvant chemotherapy response in breast cancer patients

Characteristics Post-NAC tumor SULpeak P value
Mean SD Range Median
Age (years)
 ≤ median 54 3.7 5.6 0.0–24.7 2.3 a0.491
 > median 54 3.2 1.8 1.3–8.1 2.5
Menopausal status
 Pre-menopause 2.5 2.0 0.0–5.8 2.1 a0.385
 Post-menopause 4.3 5.6 0.0–24.7 2.5
Tumor grade
 II 3.9 5.6 0.0–24.7 2.4 a0.305
 III 2.9 1.5 0.0–5.8 2.7
Tumor molecular type
 Luminal A 4.3 5.9 0.0–24.7 2.5 b0.113
 Luminal B 3.1 2.7 0.0–8.1 2.5
 HER-2+ 1.9 1.3 0.0–2.8 2.4
 Basal type 2.7 0.9 1.9–3.9 2.3
  1. a Mann-Whitney U test
  2. b Kruskal-Wallis test (KW)