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Table 2 Disease recurrence according to demographic and histologic parameters, in 55 patients

From: Expression of heparanase in soft tissue sarcomas of adults

Characteristic No. of patients out of entire group (%) No. of patients with recurrent disease (% of each sub group) Disease recurrence p value
Age <40 13 (24%) 5 (38.5%) 0.73
40-59 9 (16%) 4 (44.4%)
60-69 14 (25%) 8 (57.1%)
>70 19 (35%) 10 (52.6%)
Gender Male 33 (60%) 16 (48.5%) 0.44
Female 22 (40%) 12 (54.2%)
Pathological type Malignant fibrous histiocytoma 19 (35%) 12 (66.7%) 0.67
Liposarcoma 8 (15%) 3 (37.5%)
Leiomyosarcoma 6 (11%) 4 (66.6%)
Angiosarcoma 2 (4%) 0
Chondrosarcoma 5(8%) 1 (20%)
Synovial sarcoma 4 (7%) 3 (75%)
NOS 11 (20%) 5 (45.5%)
Grade Low 15 (27%) 0 0.01>
Intermediate 3 (5%) 1 (33%)
High 37 (67%) 27 (73%)
Stage I 18 (33%) 1 (5.5%) 0.01>
II 4 (7%) 3 (75%)
III 33 (60%) 24 (73%)
Level of heparanase expression No staining 5 (9%) 3 (60%)  
Weak staining 18 (33%) 10 (55%) 0.77
  Strong staining 32 (58%) 15 (47%)