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Table 1 Correlation of VCAN protein expression with clinicopathological data (Fisher’s exact test)

From: Identification of critical genes to predict recurrence and death in colon cancer: integrating gene expression and bioinformatics analysis

Pathological variables Sample VCAN IHC staining (%) P value
Negative Positive
Normal tissues 60 50 (83.3) 10 (16.7) 0.016*
Primary tumours 100 20 (20.0) 80 (80.0)  
Stage 0.015*
 I + II 70 14 (20.0) 56 (80.0)  
 III + IV 30 9 (30.0) 21 (70.0)  
Lymph node status 0.521
 pN0 72 14 (19.4) 58 (80.6)  
 pN1+ 28 8 (28.5) 20 (71.5)  
Grade 0.241
 1 32 6 (18.7) 26 (91.3)  
 2 40 10 (25.0) 30 (75.0)  
 3 28 9 (32.1) 19 (67.9)  
Tumour size 0.012
 T1–3 56 12 (21.4) 44 (78.6)  
 T4 44 10 (22.7) 34 (77.3)  
  1. *P value < 0.05 was consider significant