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Table 1 Mortalin protein expression in breast cancers

From: The clinicopathological significance of Mortalin overexpression in invasive ductal carcinoma of breast

Diagnosis No. of cases Positive cases Positive cases rates Strongly positive rates
- + ++ +++
Invasive ductal carcinoma of breast 155 34 22 53 46 78.1 %** 63.9 %**
DCIS 52 24 10 12 6 53.8 %* 34.6 %*
Adjacent non-tumor 45 32 6 7 0 28.9 % 15.6 %
  1. DCIS; ductal carcinoma in situ
  2. Positive rate: percentage of positive cases with +, ++, and +++ staining score. Strongly positive rate: (high-level expression) percentage of positive cases with ++ and +++ staining score
  3. * p < 0.05 and ** p < 0.01 compared with non-tumor tissues