Table 1

Patient characteristics and VEGF expression in 86 patients with resected gastric cancera

ParameterAllVEGFb, n
NegativeWeakStrong
Gender
 Men56123014
 Women302199
Race/ethnicity
 Asian11290
 Black11236
 Hispanic14284
 Non-Hispanic white5082913
Age (yrs)
 Mean (SD)62 (14)55 (14)63 (13)66 (16)
Tumor location
 Proximal202108
 Mid7042
 Distal54113112
 Diffuse3021
 Remnant2210
Stage
 I143101
 II283177
 III3061410
 IV14275
Residual disease
 R069104316
 R1/R217467
Gastrectomy
 Partial54123012
 Complete3221911
Lymphadenectomy
 D01018
 D1366228
 D23581710
 Unknown14383
Lauren’s histology
 Intestinal57163615
 Diffuse298138
WHO grade
 1–2353275
 3–451112218
  • a No statistically significant differences in the patient characteristics according to Sp1 group were observed.

  • b VEGF, vascular endothelial growth factor.