Table 3

correlation between MTDH expression and the clinicopathologic characteristics of breast cancer patients

Characteristics

n

MTDH expression


Low expression

High expression

p-value


Age(y)

≤ 50

66

23

43

0.042

> 50

96

49

47

Grade

I&II

118

56

62

0.206

III

44

16

28

TNM stage

I

51

25

26

0.607

II

72

32

40

III

39

15

24

Tumor size

T≤ 2 cm

80

39

41

0.276

T > 2 cm

82

33

49

Lymph node metastasis

N0

88

40

48

0.778

N1

74

32

42

Expression of Ki67

low(≤ 10%)

35

21

14

0.036

high(> 10%)

127

51

76

Expression of p53

low

96

53

43

0.001

high

66

19

47

ER

negative

66

22

44

0.018

positive

96

50

46

PR

negative

64

25

39

0.265

positive

98

47

51

ErbB-2

negative

130

61

69

0.201

positive

32

11

21


Su et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2010 5:38   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-5-38

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