Table 1.

Patients' characteristics

All patients (N = 586)MCT4 (n = 485)MCT4+ (n = 91)P
Median age (range)59 (28–90)59 (28–90)60 (33–88)0.207
Sex0.402
 Male365 (62.3%)305 (62.9%)53 (58.2%)
 Female221 (37.7%)180 (37.1%)38 (41.8%)
Stage at diagnosis0.056
 II308 (52.6%)251 (51.8%)57 (62.6%)
 III278 (47.4%)234 (48.2%)34 (37.4%)
Location0.423
 Colon434 (74.3%)357 (73.6%)70 (76.9%)
 Rectum150 (25.7%)127 (26.2%)20 (22.0%)
Histology0.848
 Adenocarcinoma559 (95.4%)463 (95.5%)88 (96.7%)
 Mucinous carcinoma25 (4.3%)20 (4.1%)3 (3.3%)
 Signet ring cell carcinoma2 (0.3%)2 (0.4%)0
Lymphatic invasion0.602
 No430 (73.4%)355 (73.2%)69 (75.8%)
 Yes156 (26.6%)130 (26.8%)22 (24.2%)
Perineural invasion0.832
 No543 (92.7%)450 (92.8%)85 (93.4%)
 Yes43 (7.3%)35 (7.2%)6 (6.6%)
Vascular invasion0.063
 No504 (86.0%)412 (84.9%)84 (92.3%)
 Yes82 (14.0%)73 (15.1%)7 (7.7%)