Table 3– Factors associated with time to relapse in univariate and multivariate analysis
p-valueHazard ratio (95% CI)
Univariate analysis
 Non-Caucasian ethnicity0.0902.03 (0.90–4.60)
 SUVmax mediastinum ≥6.00.0013.77 (1.71–8.33)
 SUVmax total# ≥6.00.0762.06 (0.93–4.57)
 sIL-2R ≥4000 pg·mL−10.0332.24 (1.07–4.68)
Multivariate analysis
 SUVmax mediastinum ≥6.0+<0.0014.33 (1.92–9.81)
  • Maximum standardised uptake value (SUVmax) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) measurements were taken at start of therapy. #: maximum score of mediastinum and lung parenchyma; : significant values; +: corrected for ethnicity.