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Table 2 Associations between ESPN expression and clinicopathological parameters in 169 patients with ESCC receiving esophagectomy

From: An actin-binding protein ESPN is an independent prognosticator and regulates cell growth for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

Parameters ESPN expression
Low High P value
Age
 < 55 y/o 42 41 0.70
 ≥ 55 y/o 41 45  
Sex
 Male 81 82 0.68
 Female 2 4  
Primary tumor location
 U/M 41 49 0.32
 L 42 37  
Pathological T classification
 T1/T2 49 41 0.14
 T3/T4 34 45  
Pathological N classification
 N0 59 56 0.41
 N1/2/3 24 30  
Pathological 7th AJCC Stage
 I/II 64 59 0.21
 III 19 27  
Histological grading
 Grade 1/2 60 65 0.63
 Grade 3 23 21  
Surgical margin
 Negative 72 78 0.42
 Positive 11 8  
  1. AJCC American Joint Committee on Cancer