Table 1.

Relationship between Wnt-5a expression and clinicopathologic characteristics in gastric cancer

Wnt-5a expressionP
Positive, n (%)Negative, n
T grade
    T15 (7.6)61<0.0001
    T2/T3/T466 (38.6)105
N grade
    N015 (14.2)91<0.0001
    N1/N2/N356 (42.7)75
    I/II18 (13.8)112<0.0001
    III/IV53 (49.5)54
Histologic type
    Diffuse-scattered32 (59.3)22<0.0001
    Other39 (21.3)144
β-Catenin nuclear/cytoplasmic accumulation
    Positive9 (18.0)410.0386
    Negative62 (33.2)125
  • NOTE: T1, tumor invades lamina propria or submucosa; T2, tumor invades muscularis propria or subserosa; T3, tumor penetrates serosa without invasion of adjacent structures; and T4 tumor invades adjacent structures. N0, no regional lymph node metastasis; N1, metastasis in 1 to 6 regional lymph nodes; N2, metastasis in 7 to 15 regional lymph nodes; and N3, metastasis in >15 regional lymph nodes.