Table 2

Clinicopathological characteristics regarding CCR7 expression in esophageal carcinoma

TermCCR7 immunoreactive score ≧ 8 (55)CCR7 immunoreactive score < 8 (41)P
Age (yr ± SD)61.18 ± 1.5761.80 ± 1.81
Sex
 Male4833
 Female780.366a
Histological grade
 Wellb116
 Mod2626
 Por1890.289c
pT
 1515
 2159
 322110.011c
 4136
Vessel permeation
 Absent2420
 Present31210.617a
Lymphatic permeation
 Absent1120
 Present44210.001a
pN
 pN01128
 pN14413<0.001a
Stage
 1213
 2a812
 2b114
 3219
 4a61
 4b72<0.001c
  • a Fisher’s exact probability.

  • b Well, well differentiated; Mod, moderately differentiated; Por, Poorly differentiated.

  • c Pearson’s χ2 test of equality.