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Table 2 Tumour and stromal TSP expression in correlation with clinicopathological data

From: Thrombospondin-1 expression in urothelial carcinoma: prognostic significance and association with p53 alterations, tumour angiogenesis and extracellular matrix components

  tumour cells TSP stromal TSP
  0,1/2,3 p value 0/+,++,+++ p value
grade       
1 6 1   2 5  
2 71 6 p = 0.038 38 37 NS
3 58 6   39 26  
Stage       
pTa 69 5   39 35  
pT1 53 3 p = 0.005 34 21 p = 0.033
pT2–4 12 6 p = 0.021 6 12 P = 0.013
size       
<3 cm 71 8 NS 45 33 p = 0.021
>3 cm 36 2   15 28  
Single 67 7   38 36  
multiple 62 3 NS 36 28 NS
no in situ 110 10   63 56  
in situ 21 - NS 12 9 NS