TABLE 2

Characteristics of liver tissues in tissue microarray

CharacteristicValue
No. (%) of HCC patients38 (100)
Age (yr)
    Median56.5
    Range25–77
Gender [no. (%) of patients]
    Male36 (94.74)
    Female2 (5.26)
Stage [no. (%) of patients]
    I12 (31.58)
    II11 (28.95)
    III7 (18.42)
    IV8 (21.05)
No. (%) of TMA cores
    Total50 (100)
    Primary HCC tissue35 (70)
    Paired metastatic tumor tissue from HCC5 (10)
    Unpaired metastatic tumor tissue from HCC3 (6)
    Paired normal liver tissue7 (14)