Table 1.

Serum concentrations of HGF in relation to clinicopathologic variables

nMean value of HGF (pg/mL)P
Age (y)
    <5065535.5 ± 142.20.545
    ≥5059522.0 ± 99.2
Estrogen receptor
    Negative49557.9 ± 135.70.035
    Positive75510.2 ± 111.5
Primary tumor staging
    T114367.7 ± 56.9<0.001
    T270491.0 ± 75.4
    T311600.5 ± 119.7
    T429672.0 ± 79.8
Lymph node status
    No58454.0 ± 77.5<0.001
    N133516.7 ± 97.7
    N233673.2 ± 80.3
Distant metastases
    Absent114505.2 ± 96.8<0.001
    Present10801.2 ± 25.5
TNM staging
    I11343.4± 31.6<0.001
    II66463.9± 34.0
    III37627.0 ± 26.4
    IV10801.2 ± 25.5
Histologic grading (differentiation)
    Well45438.9 ± 65.0<0.001
    Moderately56536.6 ± 100.2
    Poor23686.1 ± 92.8