Table 1

Relationship between clinicopathological features and c-MET expression in gastric cancers (n = 124)
Subjects variables c-MET expression P-value
High Low
(n = 88) (n = 36)
Age (year) 62.3 ± 12.6 59.5 ±14.4 NS*
Sex
Male 72 27 NS
Female 16 9
Tumor location
Cardia (upper third) 22 8 NS
Body (middle third) 29 13
Antrum (lower third) 30 11
Diffuse 7 4
Tumor greatest dimension (cm) 5.9 ± 3.1 5.7 ± 3.8 NS
Tumor differentiation
Well 11 2 NS
Moderate 32 11
Poor 45 23
Tumor type
Intestinal 70 21 0.04
Diffuse 14 13
Mixed 4 2
Depth of invasion
pT1 2 5 0.014
pT2 29 17
pT3 54 13
pT4 3 1
Lymph node metastasis
pN0 14 11 0.065
pN1, 2, 3 74 25
Distant metastasis
Present 9 2 NS
Absent 79 34
Tumor stage (TNM)
I 9 9 0.044
II 17 11
III 48 13
IV 14 3
Vascular invasion
Present 56 16 0.078
Absent 31 18
Unknown 1 2
Neural invasion
Present 60 12 0.002
Absent 23 20
Unknown 5 4

NS = not significant.

Sotoudeh et al.

Sotoudeh et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2012 7:57   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-7-57

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