CRC group N=68 Control group N=38 p
Age (years), mean ± SD 64.89 [55.93; 75.73] 61.43[52.18; 66.36] 0.604*
Male, n (%) 40 (59) 23 (61)
Tumor (T) stage
pT1 4 (6)    
pT2 10 (15)    
pT3 38 (58)    
pT4 14 (21)    
Nodal (N) stage
N0 33 (51)    
N1 17 (26)    
N2 15 (23)    
Metastatic
M0 47 (72)    
M1 18 (28)    
VELIPI
Vascular emboli 12 (19)    
Lymphatic invasion 29 (45)    
Perineural invasion 18 (28)    
MSI-H 5 (9)    
Stenosis 31 (47)    
Continuous data are expressed as median [first quartile; third quartile], categorical data expressed as number (%) otherwise specify.*Wilcoxon rank sum test; °Fisher’s exact test
Table 1: Patients’ characteristics.