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Table 3 Relation of stromal expression and clinicopathological features

From: Myofibroblastic stromal reaction and lymph node status in invasive breast carcinoma: possible role of the TGF-β1/TGF-βR1 pathway

  Strong expression SMA* Weak expression SMA**  
Age    
 ≤ 40 7 1 p = 0.9
 >40- ≤ 60 52 14  
 > 60 58 16  
Grade    
 Grade 1 27 6 p = 0.98
 Grade 2 62 18  
 Grade 3 33 9  
Tumor shape    
 Spiculated 86 20 p = 0.2
 Nodular 18 9  
 Mixed 18 4  
Tumor size    
 ≤ 1 cm 28 12 p = 0.1
 > 1 - ≤ 2 cm 42 9  
 > 2 cm 46 9  
KI-67 index    
 ≤ 15% 53 14 p = 0.9
 > 15% 59 18  
Lymph node status    
 Metastasis 52 8 p < 0.05
 No metastasis 40 16  
  1. Significant P value is <0.05.
  2. *Strong expression means that > 50% of stromal cells express SMA (score +++ and ++++).
  3. **Weak expression means that < 50% of stromal cells express SMA (score + and ++).