Overexpression of CTGF in gastric cancer with worse prognosis. A. Western blot analysis demonstrated the CTGF expression in gastric cancer tissues and matched distal normal tissues from five randomly selected gastric cancer patients. B. Immunohistochemistry results of CTGF expression in paired gastric cancer tissue samples. C. Kaplen-Meir survival curves for 110 patients with gastric cancer, grouped according to CTGF expression.