Table 4

Correlation of clinical and pathological variables with PTEN promoter methylation status

CohortPTEN promoter methylatedPTEN promoter unmethylatedPa
%n%n%
Stage12591160.29
 13024.0222.22824.1
 22419.2444.42017.2
 36350.4333.36051.7
 486.400.086.9
Age (yrs)12691170.47
 <502217.500.02218.8
 50–654031.8333.33731.6
 >656450.8666.75849.6
Gender12691170.49
 Male7357.9444.46959.0
 Female5342.1555.64841.0
Race12491150.20
 White9879.09100.08977.4
 Nonwhite2621.000.02622.6
Differentiation12191120.10
 Well2319.000.02320.5
 Moderate7158.7555.66658.9
 Poor2722.3444.42320.5
Lymph nodes11481060.28
 0 LN+4842.1562.54340.6
 >1 LN+6657.9337.56359.4
Tumor site12591160.08
 Proximal5644.8777.84942.2
 Distal6955.2222.26757.8
  • a All Ps are based on Fisher’s exact test.