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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics of the study population

From: High fascin-1 expression in colorectal cancer identifies patients at high risk for early disease recurrence and associated mortality

Characteristics N or mean (% or range)
Age, years (median, mean) 73, 70.9 42–90
Sex
 Female (%) 43 38.7
 Male (%) 68 61.3
Anatomic site of the tumor
 Right-sided (%) 32 28.8
 Left-sided (%) 79 71.2
 Rectal cancers 43 38.7
T stage
 T1 (%) 14 12.6
 T2 (%) 23 20.7
 T3 (%) 59 53.2
 T4 (%) 15 13.5
N stage
 N0 (%) 59 53.2
 N1 (%) 24 21.6
 N2 (%) 28 25.2
M
 M0 94 84.7
 M1a (liver) 17 15.3
Tumor grade
 G1 (%) 8 7.2
 G2 (%) 74 66.7
 G3 (%) 29 26.1
UICC
 Stage IA (%) T1N0 26 23.4
 Stage IIA (%) T3N0 26 23.4
 Stage IIB-C (%) T4N0 3 2.7
 Stage III (%) > N0 39 35.1
 Stage IVA (%) > M1 17 15.3
Vascular invasion (V)
 No (%) 83 74.8
 Yes (%) 28 25.2
Perineural invasion (Pn)
 No (%) 102 91.9
 Yes (%) 9 8.1
Mucinous Subtype
 No (%) 102 91.9
 Yes (%) 9 8.1
Fascin-1 expression
 < 10% 66 59.5
 ≥ 10 and < 35% 29 26.1
 ≥ 35% 16 14.4