Table 1.

Analysis of clinicopathologic parameters and their association with breast cancer harboring USP44+ CSC subclones

USP44+ CSC subclone
VariablesPositive (n = 37)Negative (n = 55)P
Age, years0.763
 <501930
 ≥501825
Nodal status0.001a
 01032
 1–31115
 ≥4168
Differentiation grade0.0001a
 I418
 II1024
 III2313
Tumor size0.142
 T1: <2 cm1018
 T2: 2–5 cm2337
 T3: >5 cm40
Tumor stage0.005a
 I816
 II1131
 III168
 IV20
ER0.695
 Positive2032
 Negative1723
PR0.518
 Positive1932
 Negative1823
Her20.012a
 0/+1230
 ++1015
 +++1510
CA1.45E−6a
 Positive2511
 Negative1244
VM2.05E−6a
 Positive195
 Negative1850
  • aStatistically significant (P < 0.05).