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Table 3 α-DG expression in relation to clinical and pathological parameters in a series of 137 colon cancers

From: Increased expression of CD133 and reduced dystroglycan expression are strong predictors of poor outcome in colon cancer patients

  Total Low High p value
   n (%) n (%)  
Gender
Males 78 42 (54) 36 (46)  
Females 59 26 (44) 33 (56) n.s.
Age (yr)
≤68 73 33 (45) 40 (55)  
>68 64 34 (54) 29 (46) n.s.
Tumor Grading
1 9 3 (33) 6 (67)  
2 86 45 (52) 41 (48)  
3 42 20 (48) 22 (52) n.s.
pT parameter
pT1 12 7 (58) 5 (42)  
pT2 17 7 (41) 10 (59)  
pT3 75 35 (47) 40 (53)  
pT4 33 19 (58) 14 (42) n.s.
Nodal status
Negative 76 37 (49) 39 (51)  
Positive 61 31 (51) 30 (49) n.s.
Tumor stage     
I 25 11 (44) 14 (56)  
II 43 18 (42) 25 (58)  
III 69 39 (56) 30 (44) n.s.
Recurrence
YES 57 34 (60) 23 (40)  
NOT 80 34 (42) 46 (58) 0.035
Follow-up
Deceased 51 32 (63) 19 (37)  
Alive 86 36 (42) 50 (58) 0.014
  1. n.s.: not significant.