Table 3

Statistical analysis of the relationship between the expression of C2GnT mRNA in pulmonary adenocarcinoma cells and clinicopathological variables

No. of patients (n = 25)
C2GnT, positive (n = 15)C2GnT, negative (n = 10)pa
Tumor size
 30 mm≧8 (32.0)b6 (24.0)>0.9999
 30 mm<7 (28.0)4 (16.0)
Pleural invasion
 Negative7 (28.0)8 (32.0)0.2107
 Positive8 (32.0)2 (8.0)
Pulmonary metastasis
 Negative10 (40.0)9 (36.0)0.3449
 Positive5 (20.0)1 (4.0)
Lymph node metastasis
 Negative7 (28.0)9 (36.0)0.0405c
 Positive8 (32.0)1 (4.0)
Vessel invasion
 Negative4 (16.0)10 (40.0)0.0005c
 Positive11 (44.0)0 (0)
Lymphatic invasion
 Negative7 (28.0)8 (32.0)0.2107
 Positive8 (32.0)2 (8.0)
  • a Analyzed by Fisher’s exact probability test.

  • b Numbers in parentheses, percentage.

  • c p < 0.05.