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Table 1 Correlations between HSF1 staining and clinicopathologic characteristics of 50 pancreatic carcinoma patients

From: Heat shock factor 1 inhibits the mitochondrial apoptosis pathway by regulating second mitochondria-derived activator of caspase to promote pancreatic tumorigenesis

Variables HSF1 staining Total P value
Low High
Age (y)
 < 45 2 (33%) 4 (67%) 6 0.662
 ≥ 45 11 (25%) 33 (75%) 44  
Sex
 Male 9 (33%) 18 (67%) 27 0.200
 Female 4 (17%) 19 (83%) 23  
Drinking history
 No 6 (21%) 23 (78%) 29 0.314
 Yes 7 (33%) 14 (67%) 21  
Tumor location
 Head 7 (27%) 19 (73%) 26 0.877
 Body 6 (25%) 18 (75%) 24  
Tumor number
 Solitary 9 (26%) 26 (74%) 35 0.944
 Multiple 4 (27%) 11 (73%) 15  
Tumor diameter (cm)
 < 2 8 (24%) 26 (76%) 34 0.562
 ≥ 2 5 (31%) 11 (69%) 16  
Tumor differentiation
 I-II 9 (45%) 11 (55%) 20 0.012a
 III-IV 4 (13%) 26 (87%) 30  
  1. Abbreviation: HSF1 heat shock factor 1
  2. aSignificant p value