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Table 1 Correlation of TCF4 IHC in esophageal cancer with clinicopathological factors, including patient and tumor characteristics

From: Nuclear expression of TCF4/TCF7L2 is correlated with poor prognosis in patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma

   No. of patients (n = 79)   
Characteristics Case TCF4(+) TCF4(−) p-value
Age at surgery     
 <65 years 44 25 19  
 >65 years 35 20 15 0.614
Gender     
 Male 63 35 28  
 Female 16 10 6 0.573
Tumor status     
 T1 15 3 12  
 T2 9 5 4  
 T3 32 19 13  
 T4 22 17 5  
 T1 vs T2-4     0.001
Lymph node status     
 N0 18 7 11  
 N1 61 38 23  
 N0 vs N1     0.078
Pathological stage     
 I 11 2 9  
 II 13 9 4  
 III 22 10 13  
 IV 32 23 9  
 I vs II-IV     0.0058
Lymphatic invasion     
 Negative 15 5 5/8  
 Positive 47 30 22/41  
 Unknown 16    0.038
Blood vessel invasion     
 Negative 28 11 13/21  
 Positive 34 24 14/28  
 Unknown 7    0.038