Table 4

Comparison of ECM1 expression levels between the metastasis- and non-metastasis groups

ECM1 mRNA expression

ECM1 positive rate (%)



Tissue type

Metastasis

Non-metastasis

P

Metastasis

Non-metastasis

P


Cancer tissues

1.11 ± 0.39

1.48 ± 0.54

0.314

78.9(15/19)

72.7(16/22)

> 0.05

Normal tissues

0.53 ± 0.18

0.40 ± 0.09

0.754

15.8(3/19)

4.55(1/22)

> 0.05

Lymph nodes

0.62 ± 0.36

0.20 ± 0.13

0.178

68.4(13/19)

(0/22)

< 0.01*


* P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant

Within parenthesis: number of eligible cases

Wu et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:47   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-47

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