Table 1

Clinicopathologic characteristics of tumors with low and high expression of tumor-associated L6 antigen mRNA

Characteristic−ΔCTP
<6.35>6.35
Age, y, mean ± SD61 ± 1164 ± 100.286a
Sex, no. of patients
 Male15200.642
 Female109
Stage,b no. of patients
 I–II15130.290
 III–IV1016
Tumor status,b no. of patients
 T1–219200.762
 T3–469
Lymph node status,b no. of patients
 N012131.00
 N1–31316
Histology, no. of patients
 Squamous cell carcinoma9130.585
 Adenocarcinoma1616
  • a Derived with Student’s t test; other Ps were derived with Fisher’s exact test. All statistical tests were two sided.

  • b Tumor stage, tumor status, and lymph node status were classified according to the International System for Staging Lung Cancer (33) .