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Table 1 Correlation between COX-2, VEGF-C, peritumoral LVD and clinicopathologic factors in gastric carcinoma

From: Expressions of COX-2 and VEGF-C in gastric cancer: correlations with lymphangiogenesis and prognostic implications

Parameters N COX-2 expression VEGF-C expression LVD
   Low High P value Low High P value Mean ± SD P value
Histological grading
   Low 34 11 23 0.916 16 18 0.703 9.03 ± 4.37 0.721
   Moderate 18 5 13   8 10   9.88 ± 5.15  
   Well 4 1 3   1 3   8.14 ± 2.69  
Depth of invasion
   T1+T2 36 12 24 0.516 17 19 0.602 8.37 ± 3.85 0.052
   T3+T4 20 5 15   8 12   10.80 ± 5.24  
Lymph node metastasis
   No 17 5 12 0.919 10 7 0.159 6.64 ± 3.01 0.003
   Yes 39 12 27   15 24   10.37 ± 4.61  
TNM stage
   I+ II 34 11 23 0.686 18 16 0.12 8.40 ± 3.95 0.084
   III+IV 22 6 16   7 15   10.53 ± 5.08