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Table 1 Correlation between MET FISH-positivity and ESCC clinicopathological parameters

From: Increased MET gene copy number negatively affects the survival of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma patients

  MET FISH-positivity
Number No Yes P value
Sex     0.638
Female 87 83 4  
Male 408 384 24  
Age     0.932
< 60 216 204 12  
≥60 279 263 16  
Smoking     0.919
No 296 279 17  
Yes 199 188 11  
Tumor Size     0.434
< 3.4 283 265 18  
≥3.4 212 202 10  
Tumor Location     0.941
Upper 24 23 1  
Middle 220 207 13  
Lower 224 211 13  
Differentiation     0.957
Well 19 18 1  
Middle 277 262 15  
Poor 199 187 12  
Vessel invasion     0.194
No 385 366 19  
Yes 110 101 9  
Nerve invasion     0.706
No 317 300 17  
Yes 178 167 11  
pT     0.883
T1 46 44 2  
T2 110 105 5  
T3 338 317 21  
T4 1 1 0  
pN     0.088
N0 264 252 12  
N1 128 119 9  
N2 78 75 3  
N3 25 21 4  
Clinical stage     0.351
I-II 272 259 13  
III-IVa 223 208 15  
Disease progression     0.002
No 226 221 5  
Yes 269 246 23  
Cancer-related death     0.005
No 234 228 6  
Yes 261 239 22