Table 5

DDC mRNA expressionaanalysis in subgroups of TSCC patients, classified according to classical clinicopathological parameters
Variable No. of patients Mean ± SEb Median p value
Tumor size
  ≤ 2 cm 7 13.76 ± 3.36 0.26 0.028c
  > 2 cm 6 5.08 ± 0.02 0.05
TNM stage
  I 3 31.73 ± 3.11 1.00 0.025d
  II 7 0.18 ± 0.13 0.05
  III 3 0.05 ± 0.003 0.05
Histological grade
  I 5 0.24 ± 0.19 0.05 0.097d
  II 4 0.28 ± 0.23 0.05
  III 3 31.34 ± 31.29 0.05

a a.u.: arbitrary units.

b Standard error of the mean.

c Calculated using the Mann-Whitney U test.

d Calculated using the Kruskal-Wallis test.

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Geomela et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:484   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-484

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