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Table 2 TERC and C-MYC positivity rates for various histological diagnoses

From: Genomic amplification patterns of human telomerase RNA gene and C-MYC in liquid-based cytological specimens used for the detection of high-grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia

Histological diagnosis Case no. TERC positive C-MYC positive
   Case no. % P Case no. % P
Normal 164 15 9.2   34 20.7  
CIN1† 29 5 17.2   9 31.0  
CIN2 21 16 76.2   15 71.4  
CIN3 22 22 100.0   18 81.8  
SCC 7 7 100.0   7 100.0  
Normal vs. CIN1 > 0.05 > 0.05
CIN1 vs. CIN2+ < 0.01* < 0.01*
Normal/CIN1 vs. CIN2+ < 0.01* < 0.01*
  1. † CIN1 includes lesions previously classified as mild dysplasia, koilocytotic atypia, koilocytosis and flat condyloma
  2. * P < 0.05: statistically significant difference between 2 categories