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Table 2 Correlation of pSTAT3 expression in moncytes with clinicopathological parameters from HCC patients (n = 113)

From: STAT3 activation in monocytes accelerates liver cancer progression

Parameter n pSTAT3 positive expression, n(%) p value
Age (years)
   ≤ 55 67 45 (67.2) 0.067
   > 55 46 23 (50.0)  
Gender
   Male 93 55 (59.1) 0.627
   Female 20 13 (65.0)  
Cirrhosis    
   Yes 101 63 (62.4) 0.166
   No 12 5 (41.7)  
HBsAg
   Yes 92 58 (63.0) 0.193
   No 21 10 (47.6)  
Tumor size (cm)    
   < 5 32 17 (53.1) 0.336
   ≥ 5 81 51 (63.0)  
Grade
   I 4 2 (50.0) 0.472
   II 107 64 (59.8)  
   III 2 2 (100.0)  
Stage    
   I-II 86 47 (54.7) 0.032
   III-IV 27 21 (77.8)  
Ki67    
   < 50% 45 24 (53.3) 0.227
   ≥ 50% 68 44 (64.7)