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Table 4 Relationship between the expression of Slug, Twist, Snail and E-cadherin and clinicopathological parameters in human bladder cancer

From: Expression of transcription factors snail, slug, and twist in human bladder carcinoma

  Patients Slug Twist Snail E-cadherin
Variables n + - p + - p + - p + - p
Sex     0.493    0.557    0.664    0.824
Male 87 56 31   37 50   13 74   65 22  
Female 33 19 14   16 17   6 27   24 9  
Age (years)     0.257    0.523    0.947    0.845
≤ 70 64 43 21   30 34   10 54   47 17  
> 70 56 32 24   23 33   9 47   42 14  
Stage     0.171    0.000    0.986    0.874
pTa, pT1 76 51 25   19 57   12 64   56 20  
≥PT2 44 24 20   34 10   7 37   33 11  
Grade     0.082    0.000    0.789    0.017
LG 41 30 11   8 33   7 34   25 16  
HG 79 45 34   45 34   12 67   64 15  
Nodal involvement     0.012    0.291    0.000    0.040
yes 18 16 2   10 8   13 5   17 1  
no 102 59 43   43 59   6 96   72 30  
Recurrence(n = 76)     0.483    0.242    0.931    0.719
yes 23 15 8   12 11   5 18   16 7  
no 53 30 23   20 33   12 41   39 14  
Progression A(n = 76)     0.124    0.021    1.000    1.000
yes 8 3 5   6 2   3 5   7 1  
no 68 46 22   21 47   27 41   55 13  
Progression B(n = 44)              
yes 15             
no 29             
Death C(n = 44)     0.760    0.754    0.748    0.509
yes 17 9 8   11 6   5 12   13 4  
no 27 16 11   15 12   10 17   17 10