Table 2

Association between methylation patterns of MLH1 and MGMT and histological subtypes
Methylation status PTC (n = 70) FTC (n = 12) Benign (n = 14)
N (%) p* N (%) p* N (%)
MLH1 Methylated 31/70 (44%) 0.242 4/12 (33%) 0.238 9/14 (64%)
Unmethylated 39/70 (56%) 8/12 (67%) 5/14 (36%)
MGMT Methylated 45/70 (64%) 0.763 8/12 (67%) 0.701 8/14 (57%)
Unmethylated 25/70 (36%) 4/12 (33%) 6/14 (43%)

*p values compared against benign group.

Santos et al.

Santos et al. BMC Cancer 2013 13:79   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-13-79

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