Table 1.

Comparison of clinicopathologic features and the status of BMP4 mRNA expression in 71 patients with HCC

Increased BMP4 mRNA expression in HCC
NoYesPa
Gender
 Female7130.792
 Male1735
Histologic grade
 G1340.444
 G21837
 G321
Tumor stage
 pT115240.515
 pT2616
 pT3 + pT427
Microscopic peritumoral satellites
 −15140.044
 +1131

aCategorized parameters were compared using Fisher's exact test.