Table 2.

Summary of findings from studies that measured RNA expression of selected EMT markers and patient outcomes in colorectal cancer tumorsa

Percent positivebSurvivalEffect estimates
Marker# StudiesRange# Studies# With difference by marker status# Studies# With effect on outcomes
miRNAs248%–76%2200
Twist186%1111
  • aThe number of studies under percentage of tumors with positive marker expression, survival, or effect estimates refers to the number of studies that reported values for that measurement for a given marker.

  • bDefinitions of positive marker expression in a tumor varied across multiple studies of a given marker.