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Table 6 Multivariate analysis to determine molecular markers associated with prognosis (DFS) of patients

From: IL-6 expression predicts treatment response and outcome in squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

Variables Odd ratios 95% confidence interval p
IL-6 staining 5.424 3.349-8.784 <0.001*
p-STAT3 staining 0.724 0.465-1.128 0.153
Tumor resection 0.365 0.241-0.553 <0.001*
Clinical stage 1.655 1.058-2.589 0.027*
Treatment response 3.719 2.135-4.733 <0.001*