Table 1

Comparison between expression of CXCR4 proteins and clinicopathological features in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas

No. of patientsNegative staining for CXCR4Positive staining for CXCR4p2 test)
Total521537 (71.2%)
Primary tumor
Limited to the pancreas (pT,2a )21516 (76.2%)
Extend out of the pancreas (pT3,4a )311021 (70.0%)0.506
Lymph node metastasis
Negative18711 (61.1%)
Positive34826 (76.5%)0.250
Metastasis to liver
Negative481533 (68.9%)
Positive404 (100%)0.091
Stage (UICCa )
I835 (62.5%)
II523 (60.0%)
III20614 (70.0%)
IVa, b19415 (78.9%)0.759
  • a UICC TNM Classification Ed. 5. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1977.