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Table 2 Association between RECQL Protein Expression and Clinicopathologic Characteristic (N = 322)

From: Low expression of RECQL is associated with poor prognosis in Chinese breast cancer patients

Characteristic No. RECQL protein expression  
Low High p
No. % No. %
Total 322 133 41.3 189 58.7  
Age       
  ≤ 50 yr 153 74 54.4 82 43.4 0.07
  > 50 yr 169 62 45.6 107 56.6  
Tumor size       
  ≤ 2 cm 112 48 45.7 64 43.5 0.73
  > 2 cm 140 57 54.3 83 56.5  
 Unknown 70 28   42   
Lymph node status       
 Negative 168 75 59.1 93 51.1 0.17
 Positive 141 52 40.9 89 48.9  
 Unknown 13 6   7   
ER status       
 Negative 100 44 43.6 56 35.9 0.22
 Positive 157 57 56.4 100 64.1  
 Unknown 65 30   33   
PR status       
 Negative 101 33 33.3 68 43.3 0.11
Positive 155 66 66.7 89 56.7  
 Unknown 66 34   32   
HER2 status       
 Negative 233 98 78.4 135 78.0 0.94
 Positive 65 27 21.6 38 22.0  
 Unknown 24 8   16   
TN       
 Yes 29 7 7.8 22 14.8 0.19
 No 210 83 92.2 127 85.2  
 Unknown 83 43   40   
Adjuvant Therapy       
 C 124 58 43.6 66 34.9 0.463
 E 20 7 5.3 13 6.9  
 C + E 147 56 42.1 91 48.1  
 No therapy 31 12 9.0 19 10.1  
  1. Abbreviations: ER, estrogen receptor; PR, progesterone receptor; HER2, human epidermal growth factor receptor-2; TN, triple negative; C, chemotherapy; E, endocrinotherapy; C + E, chemotherapy and endocrinotherapy