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Table 5 Comparison of VEGF-C 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

  VEGF-C mRNA expression   VEGF-C positive rate (%)  
Tissue type Metastasis Non-metastasis P Metastasis Non-metastasis P
Cancer tissues 2.27 ± 0.39 2.92 ± 0.48 0.455 68.4 (13/19) 90.9 (20/22) > 0.05
Normal tissues 0.95 ± 0.18 1.18 ± 0.27 0.948 47.4 (9/19) 45.5 (10/22) > 0.05
Lymph nodes 1.21 ± 0.23 1.46 ± 0.24 0.314 68.4 (13/19) 9.1 (2/22) < 0.001*
  1. * P < 0.05 is considered statistically significant
  2. Within parenthesis: number of eligible cases