Table 3

Postoperative survival according to expression of MMP-2

Expression of MMP-2
Stromal fibroblastsTumor cells
WeakStrongPWeakStrongP
All patients77.5%60.2%0.03266.7%67.1%0.715
Stratified with pathologic stage
 p-Stage I85.8%71.4%0.11877.4%76.2%0.817
 p-Stage II76.2%69.6%0.92168.6%100%0.843
 p-Stage IIIA55.0%36.5%0.21443.4%40.0%0.694
Stratified with histologic type and p-stage
Squamous cell carcinoma all p-stages95.0%58.4%0.00770.1%54.0%0.419
 p-Stage I100%62.1%0.01381.3%39.0%0.065
 p-Stage II100%66.7%0.54571.4%ND
 p-Stage IIIA80.0%48.6%0.41349.8%0.0%0.550
Adenocarcinoma all p-stages71.1%61.8%0.62464.6%68.6%0.821
 p-Stage I83.1%70.0%0.85578.1%84.7%0.951
 p-Stage II68.6%66.7%0.89658.9%100%0.506
 p-Stage IIIA41.7%27.1%0.56832.0%33.3%0.950
  • NOTE. Each figure shows the 5-year survival rate of the each patient-group.

  • Abbreviations: p-, pathological; ND, not determined due to lack of patients.