Table 3

The multivariate Cox regression analysis for DFS and OS in 70 patients with invasive breast cancer.

Significance Multivariate P (Cox regression)

95%Confidence Interval

Hazard ratio


Disease-free survival

LVD

0.015*

1.289–11.007

3.766

ER

0.045*

0.134–0.976

0.361

c-erbB-2

0.007*

1.509–13.731

4.552

LVI

0.025*

1.162–9.648

3.348

VEGF-C expression

0.167

COX-2 expression

0.330

Overall survival

LVD

0.002*

2.021–20.595

6.452

c-erbB-2

0.028*

1.142–10.199

3.413

VEGF-C expression

0.155

COX-2 expression

0.375


*Statistically significant (Cox regression).

Zhang et al. BMC Cancer 2008 8:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-8-4

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