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Table 1 Change in EEF2K protein expression pattern between paired tissues and correlation with patients’ clinicopathological factors

From: Eukaryotic elongation factor-2 kinase expression is an independent prognostic factor in colorectal cancer

Variable Upregulation in tumor N (%) Downregulation in tumor N (%) p
Age at operation (Mean ± SD) 72.0 ± 10.3 68.2 ± 8.4 0.417
Gender
 Male 3 (25.0) 9 (75.0) 1.000
 Female 2 (25.0) 6 (75.0)  
Tumor location
 Right colon 3 (42.9) 4 (57.1) 0.240
 Left colon 2 (25.0) 6 (75.0)  
 Rectum 0 (0) 5 (100)  
Tumor grade
 Poor or mucinous 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 0.447
 Moderate 4 (22.2) 14 (77.8)  
Tumor stage
 T1 or T2 1 (50.0) 1 (50.0) 0.447
 T3 or T4 4 (22.2) 14 (77.8)  
Nodal stage
 N0 2 (20.0) 8 (80.0) 0.864
 N1 2 (28.6) 5 (71.4)  
 N2 1 (33.3) 2 (66.7)  
  1. N number, SD standard deviation