Table 2

Clinicopathological characteristics of 331 lung cancer patients according to the expression of β-catenin

Preserved (%)Reduced (%)Significance
Total209 (63)122 (37)
Histology
Adenocarcinoma138 (61)89 (39)
Squamous cell carcinoma71 (68)33 (32)P = 0.3993
Tumor differentiation
Well61 (59)43 (41)
Moderate107 (68)39 (32)
Poorly41 (59)30 (41)P = 0.3602
T factor
pT184 (64)48 (36)
pT284 (64)49 (46)
pT317 (63)10 (37)
pT424 (62)15 (38)P = 0.9903
N factor
pN(−)134 (64)72 (36)
pN(+)75 (60)50 (40)P = 0.7637
Vascular invasion
(+)1613
(−)12369P = 0.4016
Lymphatic invasion
(+)1410
(−)12572P = 0.7245
Adenocarcinoma
pN(−)9353
pN(+)4536P = 0.1312
Squamous cell carcinoma
pN(−)4119
pN(+)3014P = 0.8447