Table 2

Comparative analysis of the MVD in the tumor periphery and inner areas

Distribution of tumors according to TAA within different Dukes’ stages.

Dukes’ stageMVDaTAAb (no. of patients)
t1t2t3LowHigh
A46 ± 1229 ± 1524 ± 144842
B46 ± 2028 ± 1722 ± 163934
C46 ± 2128 ± 1622 ± 174039
  • a P: stage A, B, and C, t1 vs. t2, P < 0.0001; stage A, t2 vs. t3, P = 0.02; stage B, t2 vs. t3, P = 0.05; stage C, t2 vs. t3, P = 0.04.

  • b A vs. B vs. C, P, not significant.