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Table 2 Multivariate survival analysis (Cox regression model) of conventional prognostic factors and PDPN expression

From: Podoplanin expression in cancer-associated fibroblasts enhances tumor progression of invasive ductal carcinoma of the pancreas

  Relative Risk 95% Confidence interval p Value
PDPN positivity 2.598 1.363-5.390 0.003*
Lymphatic invasion 1.483 0.643-3.892 0.3694
Vascular invasion 1.389 0.736-2.720 0.3149
Tumor size 1.311 0.745-2.322 0.3474
Histological Grade 1.151 0.676-1.988 0.6061
UICC T category 0.245 0.067-1.580 0.1198
UICC N category 2.07 1.069-4.282 0.0302*
UICC Stage    0.1550
  1. NOTE. The relative risk of the UICC stage is not shown because it is comprised of two parameters. Significant differences are indicated as *P < 0.05. UICC, Union for International Cancer Control, 7th edition.