Table 4

Cox model: univariate and multiple-covariate analyses

Univariate analysisOverall survivalDisease-free survival
Age0.280.91
Stage (T1 vs. T2)0.940.94
Sex0.390.49
Histology0.361.00
Ratioa0.0020.00003
E-cadherin0.150.19
MMP-20.890.27
MMP-90.450.31
IL-80.890.32
bFGF0.290.34
VEGF0.950.60
Multiple-covariate analysis
Age0.140.15
Ratioa0.00010.0001
  • a Ratio of [(MMP-2 + MMP-9) ÷ 2] ÷ E-cadherin.