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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of HCC patients and correlation with CD146 level

From: CD146 promotes metastasis and predicts poor prognosis of hepatocellular carcinoma

Clinical characteristics Patients (n = 120) CD146 High CD146 low P value
Age(Y) ≥ 50 41 42  
  < 50 17 20 0.727
Sex Male 52 54  
  Female 6 8 0.663
HBsAg Positive 51 60  
  Negative 7 2 0.136a
Child-Pugh score A 56 61  
  B 2 1 0.953a
Liver cirrhosis Yes 51 57  
  No 7 5 0.465
AFP (ng/ml) ≥ 400 39 27  
  < 400 19 35 0.009
Tumor number single 45 51  
  multiple 13 11 0.523
Tumor size (cm) ≥ 5 42 43  
  < 5 16 19 0.713
Vascular invasion Yes 24 13  
  No 34 49 0.016
Satellite lesion Yes 13 5  
  No 45 57 0.028
Tumor encapsulation Complete 27 42  
  None 31 20 0.019
Edmondson stage I-II 20 37  
  III-IV 38 25 0.006
Recurrence Yes 47 23  
  No 11 39 <0.001
  1. Abbreviations: HBsAg Hepatitis B surface antigen, AFP α-fetoprotein, HCC hepatocellular carcinoma
  2. aContinuous correction