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Table 1 Relationship between clinicopathological features and c-MET expression in gastric cancers (n = 124)

From: The clinicopathologic association of c-MET overexpression in Iranian gastric carcinomas; an immunohistochemical study of tissue microarrays

Subjects variables c-MET expression P-value
High Low
(n = 88) (n = 36)
Age (year) 62.3 ± 12.6 59.5 ±14.4 NS*
Sex    
Male 72 27 NS
Female 16 9  
Tumor location
Cardia (upper third) 22 8 NS
Body (middle third) 29 13  
Antrum (lower third) 30 11  
Diffuse 7 4  
Tumor greatest dimension (cm) 5.9 ± 3.1 5.7 ± 3.8 NS
Tumor differentiation    
Well 11 2 NS
Moderate 32 11  
Poor 45 23  
Tumor type
Intestinal 70 21 0.04
Diffuse 14 13  
Mixed 4 2  
Depth of invasion
pT1 2 5 0.014
pT2 29 17  
pT3 54 13  
pT4 3 1  
Lymph node metastasis
pN0 14 11 0.065
pN1, 2, 3 74 25  
Distant metastasis
Present 9 2 NS
Absent 79 34  
Tumor stage (TNM)
I 9 9 0.044
II 17 11  
III 48 13  
IV 14 3  
Vascular invasion
Present 56 16 0.078
Absent 31 18  
Unknown 1 2  
Neural invasion
Present 60 12 0.002
Absent 23 20  
Unknown 5 4  
  1. NS = not significant.