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Table 3 Cancer patient surgery tumour characteristics (N = 138)

From: Potential for the embryonic morphogen Nodal as a prognostic and predictive biomarker in breast cancer

Characteristic IHC Nodal Scoring Index Category Chi-Square
p-value
  0-3 4-6 9  
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
  18 (13) 63 (46) 57 (41)  
Pathology (N = 128)     
IDC 7 (7) 41 (45) 44 (48) 0.281
DCIS 7 (33) 13 (62) 1 (5)  
Other 0 (0) 7 (47) 8 (53)  
*Missing 4 (40) 2 (20) 4 (40)  
Nottingham Grade (N = 104)     
Poor 0 (0) 6 (25) 18 (75) 0.00081
Moderate 5 (10) 20 (39) 26 (50)  
Well 2 (7) 20 (69) 7 (24)  
*Missing 11 (32) 17 (50) 6 (18)  
ER/PR Status (N = 102)     
ER or PR Positive 4 (5) 38 (45) 43 (51) 0.43
Negative 3 (18) 6 (35) 8 (47)  
*Missing 11 (31) 19 (53) 6 (17)  
T-Stage (N = 125)     
DCIS 5 (33) 10 (67) 0 (0) 0.00031
Stage 1 7 (9) 39 (48) 36 (44)  
Stage > 1 1 (4) 12 (43) 15 (54)  
*Missing 5 (38) 2 (15) 6 (46)  
N-Stage (N = 124)     
0 11 (12) 51 (55) 31 (33) 0.009
1 2 (6) 9 (29) 20 (65)  
*Missing 5 (36) 3 (21) 6 (43)  
  1. 1Mantel-Haenszel
  2. * Not included in calculation