Table 1

%Correlation of clinicopathological findings with COX-2 expression

Clinical featureCase no.COX-2 expressionaP
Negative (n = 24)Positive (n = 76)
Age (yr)b
≤655015350.24
>6550941
Sex
Male5911480.21
Female411328
Tumor size (cm)
<3.0219120.047
≥3.0791564
Location
Right255200.79
Left751956
Differentiation
Well4517280.012
Moderate51645
Poor413
No. of metastatic lymph nodes
≤38324590.006
≥417017
Dukes’ stage
A2514110.0002
B25223
C25520
D25322
MVD44.4± 19.386.0± 37.3<0.0001c
  • a “Negative” and“ Positive” mean 0–2 and 3–7 of the final score, respectively.

  • b Cut-off value is the median value.

  • c Mann-Whitney U test.