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Table 3 Baseline characteristics of the patients

From: The prosurvival activity of ascites against TRAIL is associated with a shorter disease-free interval in patients with ovarian cancer

Characteristics Non-protective ascites n = 17 Protective ascites
n = 18
P
Age (yrs, median) 62 (27-85) 57 (36-88) NS
Histopathology    
Serous 12 (71%) 15 (83%) NS
Other 5 (29%) 3 (17%)  
Grade    
1-2 10 (59%) 12 (67%) NS
3 7 (41%) 6 (33%)  
Stage    
I or II 4 (24%) 3 (17%) NS
III or IV 13 (76%) 15 (83%)  
Optimal surgery    
Yes 9 (53%) 10 (56%) NS
No 8 (47%) 8 (44%)