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Table 2 Association of clinico-pathological factors with uPA and PAI-1 mRNA expression.

From: Prognostic significance of urokinase plasminogen activator and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 mRNA expression in lymph node- and hormone receptor-positive breast cancer

Variable uPA PAI-1
  p-value p-value
Age * 0.29 0.3
Tumor size * 0.93 0.95
Lymph nodes * 0.4 0.2
Age categories ** 0.2 0.65
< 50 years   
≥ 50 years   
Histological Type ** 0.97 1.0
Ductal   
Other   
Histological grade *** 0.76 0.89
SBRI   
SBRII   
SBRIII   
  1. * Spearman rank correlation test
  2. ** Wilcoxon rank test
  3. *** One-way ANOVA
  4. Abbreviations: SBR, Scarff Bloom and Richardson.