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Table 1 The histopathologic, clinical and Piwi-like mRNA expression data of STS patients

From: Expression of human Piwi-likegenes is associated with prognosis for soft tissue sarcoma patients

Patients’ characteristics No. of cases Piwi-like 2 Piwi-like 3 Piwi-like 4
   low high low high low high
Total 125 62 63 62 63 62 63
Sex
 Male 57 29 28 26 31 27 30
 Female 68 33 35 36 32 35 33
Histological subtype
 LS 28 10 18 14 14 11 17
 MFH 31 12 19 17 14 19 12
 FS 7 4 3 5 2 3 4
 RMS 8 5 3 2 6 5 3
 LMS 21 14 7 9 12 9 12
 NS 12 6 6 4 8 6 6
 Syn 10 5 5 7 3 5 5
 Other 8 6 2 4 4 4 4
Tumor size1
 T1 29 17 12 10 19 18 11
 T2 96 45 51 29 67 44 52
Tumor grade
 I 19 7 12 7 12 5 14
 II 58 30 28 29 29 31 27
 III 48 25 23 26 22 26 22
Tumor stage
 I 16 6 10 7 9 5 11
 II 57 28 29 29 28 29 28
 III 40 21 19 21 19 22 18
 IV 12 7 5 5 7 6 6
Complete resection
 Radical (R0) 87 44 43 44 43 42 45
 Not radical (R1) 38 18 20 18 20 20 18
Location
 Extremities 80 36 44 41 39 41 39
 Trunk wall 12 9 3 8 4 6 6
 Head/neck 4 2 2 1 3 4 0
 Abdomen/retroperitoneum 27 14 13 12 15 11 16
 Multiple locations 2 1 1 0 2 0 2
Patient status
 Alive 64 26 38 31 33 30 34
 Dead 61 36 25 31 30 32 29
  1. Abbreviations: No-number of cases, LS-liposarcoma, MFH-malignant fibrous histiocytoma, FS-fibrosarcoma, RMS-rhabdomyosarcoma, LMS-leiomyosarcoma, NS-neuronal sarcoma, Syn-synovial sarcoma.
  2. 1T1 ≤ 5 cm, T2 > 5 cm.