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Table 1 Patient characteristics and TNIK expression in stage I-III CRC patients

From: Prognostic significance of Traf2- and Nck- interacting kinase (TNIK) in colorectal cancer

Variables   TNIK expression p value
Low (n = 139) High (n = 81)
Age < 70 years 98 53 0.435
≥ 70 years 41 28
Gender male 88 60 0.102
female 51 21
Histology (TNM 7th) G1 62 28 0.258
G2 70 46
G3 7 7
Tumor location right-sided colon 26 28 0.016
left-sided colon 58 22
rectum 55 31
Stage (TNM 7th) I 36 12 0.104
II 55 32
III 48 37
Depth of tumor invasion (TNM 7th) T1 17 6 T1-3 vs. T4 0.002
T2 32 11
T3 58 29
T4 32 35
Lymphatic invasion (-) 50 17 0.021
(+) 89 64
Venous invasion (-) 27 6 0.020
(+) 112 75
Lymph node metastasis (-) 91 44 0.102
(+) 48 37
CEA*1 < 5 ng/ml 101 52 0.189
≥ 5 ng/ml 38 29
Distant recurrence (-) 118 49 < 0.001
(+) 21 32
  1. CEA*1 carcinoembryonic antigen