Table 2

Correlation between biological markers and nodal stratification

Biological markersCase no.Median (range)MedianPa (− vs. +)
Node negativeNode positive
ER148  4.80 fmol/mg (0–870.00)7.003.600.14
PgR148 11.10 fmol/mg (0–3090.00)13.5010.900.38
VEGF151162.60 pg/mg (9.25–2957.64)164.60196.130.28
IP151162.47 units/mg (6.74–1125.71)169.56160.810.10
INF-α151  0.69 pg/mg (0–23.50)0.510.760.67
IL-1135  3.48 pg/mg (0.01–9.07)3.623.460.86
IL-4135  3.07 pg/mg (0–53.263)0.001.940.012
IL-6135  5.31 pg/mg (0–24.66)3.915.530.61
IL-8151  3.58 pg/mg (0–952.40)0.003.580.39
IL-10135  0.00 pg/mg (0–20.99)0.000.000.16
IL-12135  0.05 pg/mg (0–2.97)0.000.060.60
MCP-1135  0.00 pg/mg (0–434.26)0.002.820.93
ENA-7874  0.00 pg/mg (0–824.86)0.000.000.11
  • a The statistical test used is the Student t test.