Table 3

 Correlation between expression of p-Akt and E-cadherin, PCNA, and VEGF expression

VariablesNp-Akt
NegativePositivep Value*
*Chi square test.
p-Akt, phosphorylated Akt; PCNA LI, proliferating cell nuclear antigen labelling index; VEGF, vascular endothelial growth factor.
E-cadherin expression
    Negative4419 (22.6%)25 (29.8%)0.001
    Positive4036 (42.9%)4 (4.8%)
Mean (SD) PCNA LI54.5 (18.9)61.8 (18.1)0.091
VEGF expression
    Negative2721 (25.0%)6 (7.1%)0.143
    Positive5734 (40.5%)23 (27.4%)