Table 2

Correlation between GMP status and other biomarkers

BiomarkersGMP-negativeGMP-positiveP
PI (%)a45.3 ± 2.149.4 ± 3.60.322
AI (per 1000 tumor cells)a19.3 ± 1.517.3 ± 3.10.574
IMVDa178.2 ± 7.6184.1 ± 11.80.676
Angiogenic factors
 Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression
  VEGF-scorea3.5 ± 1.83.8 ± 1.70.310
 Angiopoietin (Ang)-1 expressionb
  Negative108 (61.4%)68 (38.6%)0.034
  Positive 27 (45.0%)33 (55.0%)
 Angiopoietin (Ang)-2 expressionb
  Negative148 (84.1%)28 (15.9%)0.550
  Positive 48 (80.0%)12 (20.0%)
  • a Each value is shown as the mean ± SE.

  • b Each figure represents the number of patients.