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Table 2 Patient and tumor characteristics of the 53 patients with clinical follow-up data (The numbers in parenthesis are percentages).*

From: Ep-CAM expression in squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus: a potential therapeutic target and prognostic marker

   Ep-CAM expression
Variable Patients 0 1+ 2+ 3+
Patients   10 15 7 21
   Male 39 (74) 8 (80) 10 (67) 4 (57) 17 (81)
   Female 14 (26) 2 (20) 5 (33) 3 (43) 4 (19)
Primary Tumor      
   pT1 15 (28) 4 (40) 3 (20) 3 (42) 5 (24)
   pT2 8 (15) 1 (10) 2 (13) 2 (29) 3 (14)
   pT3 30 (57) 5 (50) 10 (67) 2 (29) 13 (62)
Lymph node status      
   pN0 27 (51) 4 (40) 9 (60) 5 (71) 9 (43)
   pN1 26 (49) 6 (60) 6 (40) 2 (29) 12 (57)
Tumor grade      
   G2 38 (72) 7 (70) 11 (73) 5 (71) 15 (71)
   G3 15 (28) 3 (30) 4 (27) 2 (29) 6 (29)
  1. *No statistical significant correlations between Ep-CAM expression and histopathological parameters were observed.