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Table 1 Correlations between TIPE2 expression and clinicopathological characteristics in PTC

From: TIPE2 acts as a biomarker for tumor aggressiveness and suppresses cell invasiveness in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC)

Variable Number TIPE2 expression P value
Low High
Number of patients 89 23 66  
Age (years)
 < 45 50 15 35 0.3403
 ≥ 45 39 8 31
Gender
 Male 20 7 13 0.3841
 Female 69 16 53
Tumor size (cm)
 ≤ 1 27 4 23 0.0002
 1.5–4 57 12 45
 > 4 5 5 0
Capsule infiltration
 Negative 22 1 21 0.0085
 Positive 67 22 45
Peripheral infiltration
 Negative 75 15 60 0.0036
 Positive 14 8 6
T stage
 T1 65 8 57 0.0001
 T2–T4 24 15 9
Lymph node metastasis
 Negative 45 8 37 0.0941
 Positive 44 15 29
  1. The bold emphasis means the results have significant difference