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Table 3 Differential expressions of TIM-3 between the primary and metastatic tumors

From: Differential expression of TIM-3 between primary and metastatic sites in renal cell carcinoma

  TIM-3, N(%) P value
N Positive Negative
Primary 83 44 (53.0) 39 (47.0)  
Metastasisa 163    
 Total 175 79 (45.4) 95 (54.6) 0.253
 Lung/lymph node 72 32 (44.4) 40 (55.6) 0.287
 Lung 24 12 (50.0) 12 (50.0) 0.795
 Lymph node 46 20 (43.5) 26 (56.5) 0.300
 Bone 41 16 (39.0) 25 (61.0) 0.143
 Brain 19 8 (42.1) 11 (57.9) 0.391
 Viscera without lung 14 11 (78.6) 3 (21.4) 0.074
 Ipsilateral Adrenal gland 4 3 (75.0) 1 (25.0) 0.389
 Others 20 7 (35.0) 13 (65.0) 0.148
  1. a12 cases have two metastatic sites
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