Table 1

Clinicopathological characteristics of 331 lung cancer patients according to the expression of E-cadherin

Preserved (%)Reduced (%)Significance
Total193 (58)138 (42)
Histology
Adenocarcinoma128 (56)99 (44)
Squamous cell carcinoma65 (62)39 (38)P = 0.3153
Tumor differentiation
Well56 (54)48 (46)
Moderate102 (66)54 (34)
Poorly35 (49)36 (51)P = 0.0403
T factor
pT183 (65)49 (35)
pT275 (57)58 (43)
pT312 (48)15 (52)
pT423 (59)16 (41)P = 0.3321
N factor
pN(−)130 (63)76 (37)
pN(+)63 (50)62 (50)P = 0.0199
Vascular invasion
(+)920
(−)10488P = 0.0202
Lymphatic invasion
(+)1311
(−)10097P = 0.7527
Adenocarcinoma
pN(−)8561
pN(+)4338P = 0.4208
Squamous cell carcinoma
pN(−)4515
pN(+)2024P = 0.0021