Table 2

Comparison of different prognosticators in single studies on breast cancer.

LN +

Prognosticator

P value


Kuopio et al. 1998 [34]

1. Bcl-2

0.017

2. p53

0.121

3. Cystatin A

0.386

Jalava et al. 2002 [16]

1. ErbB2

0.0002

2. SMI

0.0014

3. Bcl-2

0.048

Elzagheid et al. 2002 [150]

1. E-cadherin

0.0006

2. SMI

0.0133


LN -


Kuopio et al. 1998 [34]

1. Cystatin A

0.010

2. p53

0.021

3. Bcl-2

0.874

Jalava et al. 2002 [16]

1. SMI

0.0001

2. ErbB2

N.S.

3. Bcl-2

N.S.

Elzagheid et al. 2002 [150]

1. SMI

0.0299

2. E-cadherin

0.5581


P values refer to the results of univariate analysis. Comparison of univariate analyses in a study allows one to conclude on the relative strengths of different prognosticators.

Elzagheid et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2006 1:41   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-1-41

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