Table 2

The results of the univariate analysis of the associations between the serum soluble N-cadherin levels and the clinicopathological variables
Clinicopathological valiables No of patients Soluble N-cadherin (ng/ml) p Value
Bone tumor 23 1,281 (560–2,575) 0.8914
Soft tissue tumor 50 1,264 (360–2,860)
Age (years) 0.4665
  ≦49 32 1,232 (525–2,860)
  ≧50 41 1,298 (360–2,580)
Tumor size 1 0.0362
  <5 cm 17 1,025 (360–1,900)
  ≧5 cm 56 1,343 (360–2,860)
Depth 2 0.5402
  Superficial 6 1,364 (390–2,180)
  Deep 67 1,261 (360–2,860)
Histological grading 0.0482
  Low grade 14 1,050 (540–2,575)
  High grade 59 1,321 (360–2,860)
Primary tumor 51 1,246 (360–2,860) 0.4819
Recurrent / metastatic tumor 22 1,323 (390–2,575)

1 two patients with multiple sarcomas were excluded.

Niimi et al.

Niimi et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:309   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-309

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