Table 1.

Comparison of clinical and tumor pathology factors between identified two MINT locus clusters in all patients

MINT3 and MINT17P
Clusters 1, 2, and 4Cluster 3
n = 184n = 67
Sex, n (%)
    Male116 (72)46 (28)0.41
    Female68 (76)21 (24)
Age (y)
    Mean (SE)62.7 (0.9)65.0 (1.4)0.17
TNM stage, n (%)
    I51 (73)19 (27)0.78
    II57 (76)18 (24)
    III76 (72)30 (28)
N status, n (%)
    N0 (≥12 examined)27 (79)7 (21)0.67
    N0/NX (<12 examined)82 (73)30 (27)
    N1 (1-3 positive)44 (72)17 (28)
    N2 (≥4 positive)32 (73)12 (27)
Differentiation, n (%)
    Well14 (78)4 (22)0.90
    Moderately128 (73)48 (27)
    Poor42 (74)15 (26)
Location distant recurrences, n (%)
    Liver19 (70)8 (30)0.44
    Nonliver24 (59)17 (41)
Resection type, n (%)
    Low anterior125 (75)42 (25)0.46
    Abdominoperineal53 (69)24 (31)
    Hartmann6 (86)1 (14)
Circumferential margin, n (%)
    Negative152 (73)55 (27)1
    Positive32 (73)12 (27)