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Table 4 The association between the protein expression and liver or peritoneal seeding

From: Wnt3a expression is associated with MMP-9 expression in primary tumor and metastatic site in recurrent or stage IV colorectal cancer

   Liver Peritoneum
No. p No. p
T 2 1   0  
  3 18 0.130 4 0.264
  4 29   18  
N 0 6   2  
  1 17 0.508 5 0.243
  2 25   15  
Grade Well 4   3  
  Moderate 39 0.749 17 0.419
  Poorly 5   2  
Lymphatic invasion (+) 44 0.304 20 0.556
Venous invasion (+) 19 0.047 5 0.230
Perineural invasion (+) 27 0.353 15 0.223
Primary tumor Wnt3a 30 0.498 13 0.493
  Wnt5a 34 0.506 12 0.062
  β-catenin 39 0.277 18 0.470
  MMP-9 26 0.584 10 0.238
  VEGFR-2 15 0.196 9 0.385
Adjacent mesenchyme Wnt3a 18 0.498 11 0.151
Wnt5a 29 0.298 15 0.412
β-catenin 36 0.453 15 0.347
MMP-9 25 0.510 12 0.533
VEGFR-2 13 0.431 5 0.494