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Table 2 Spearman’s rank correlations between caveolin-1, stomatin and flotillin-1 mRNA expression in groups of tumors, divided according to clinicopathological characteristics

From: Simultaneous expression of flotillin-1, flotillin-2, stomatin and caveolin-1 in non-small cell lung cancer and soft tissue sarcomas

Group Spearman's rank correlation coefficients
Caveolin-1 and Stomatin Caveolin-1 and Flotillin-1 Stomatin and Flotillin-1
Histology    
 NSCLC 0,437 0,295a 0,849
 Adenocarcinomas 0,469 NS 0,848
 SCC 0,45 NS 0,816
Clinical stage    
 I-II 0,672 0,442b 0,863
 III-IV NSc NS 0,869
Tumor stage    
 T1-T2 0,666 0,497 0,886
 T3-T4 NS NS 0,777
Lymph node status    
 Positive NS NS 0,885
 Negative 0,575 NS 0,901
Degree of differentiation    
 Moderate 0,463 NS 0,864
 Poor NS NS 0,815
  1. NSCLC – non-small cell lung cancer.
  2. SCC – squamous cell carcinoma.
  3. ap = 0.044.
  4. bp = 0.027, for others – p < 0.01.
  5. NS – statistically non-significant.