Table 2.

Stathmin protein expression in curettage (n = 818) and hysterectomy (n = 477) specimens from patients with endometrial cancer related to clinicopathologic variables

VariableStathmin expression curettageStathmin expression hysterectomy
Weak n (%)Strongan (%)PWeak n (%)Strongbn (%)P
FIGO stage0.0240.257
 I, II437 (65)237 (35)329 (83)66 (17)
 III, IV79 (55)65 (45)64 (78)18 (22)
Histologic type0.0010.012
 Endometrioid452 (66)238 (35)331 (84)61 (16)
 Nonendometrioid64 (50)64 (50)62 (73)23 (27)
Histologic gradec <0.0010.001
 Grade 1, 2409 (71)168 (29)281 (87)43 (13)
 Grade 3104 (44)133 (56)110 (74)39 (26)
Ploidyd 0.0130.047
 Diploid145 (64)83 (36)212 (82)48 (19)
 Aneuploid27 (46)32 (54)45 (70)19 (30)
Lymph node metastasise 0.0200.104
 Negative343 (66)176 (34)292 (85)53 (15)
 Positive41 (53)37 (47)33 (75)11 (25)
  • aUpper quartile, indices 6 and 9.

  • bUpper quartile, index = 9.

  • cMissing cases 4 in curettage and hysterectomy group.

  • dPloidy data available for 287 cases in curettage group 324 in hysterectomy group.

  • eLymph node sampling done in 597 cases in curettage group and 389 in hysterectomy group.