Table 1.

Correlation between galectin-9 expression in breast tumor tissue and clinical features

Galectin-9
nPositiveNegativeP*
Distant metastasis<0.0001
    Positive21219
    Negative634023
Lymph node metastasis>0.9999
    Positive381919
    Negative462323
Estrogen receptor0.071
    Positive532231
    Negative312011
Stage0.964
    I472324
    II19109
    III1899
Histopathologic grade0.034
    I24177
    II341618
    III26917
Adjuvant therapy0.139
    None23158
    Hormone therapy251312
    Chemotherapy361422
  • * Analysis by the χ2 test and Fisher's exact test.

  • Tamoxifen was administered in all cases.

  • Adriamycin-containing regimen, 8 cases; cyclophosphamide-containing regimen, 16 cases; mitomycin, 22 cases; tegafur-uracil, 9 cases. Combination with tamoxifen, 30 cases.