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Table 1 Correlation between PLACT1 expression and clinicopathologic characteristics of PDAC patientsa

From: lncRNA-PLACT1 sustains activation of NF-κB pathway through a positive feedback loop with IκBα/E2F1 axis in pancreatic cancer

Characteristics N of cases PLACT1 expression level
High Low p-value
Total cases 166 83 83  
Age     0.425
  ≤ 60 64 29 35  
  > 60 102 54 48  
Gender     0.532
 Male 93 44 49  
 Female 73 39 34  
Differentiation     0.788
 Well 29 15 14  
 Moderately 106 51 55  
 Poor 31 17 14  
T stage     0.164
 T1 50 22 28  
 T2 48 20 28  
 T3 57 35 22  
 T4 11 6 5  
TNM stage (AJCC) b     0.008**
 Stage I 40 12 28  
 Stage II 78 41 37  
 Stage III 48 30 18  
Lymphatic metastasis     0.011*
 Negative 67 25 42  
 Positive 99 58 41  
  1. Abbreviations: N of cases number of cases, T stage tumor stage, TNM tumor node metastasis.
  2. a Chi-square test, * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01
  3. b American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC), patients were staged in accordance with the 8th Edition of the AJCC Cancer’s TNM Classification