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Table 4 Comparison of ECM1 expression levels between the metastasis- and non-metastasis groups

From: Expression and clinical significance of extracellular matrix protein 1 and vascular endothelial growth factor-C in lymphatic metastasis of human breast cancer

  ECM1 mRNA expression   ECM1 positive rate (%)  
Tissue type Metastasis Non-metastasis P Metastasis Non-metastasis P
Cancer tissues 1.11 ± 0.39 1.48 ± 0.54 0.314 78.9(15/19) 72.7(16/22) > 0.05
Normal tissues 0.53 ± 0.18 0.40 ± 0.09 0.754 15.8(3/19) 4.55(1/22) > 0.05
Lymph nodes 0.62 ± 0.36 0.20 ± 0.13 0.178 68.4(13/19) (0/22) < 0.01*
  1. * P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant
  2. Within parenthesis: number of eligible cases