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Table 1 Clinicopathological features of the patients with pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (n = 109)

From: Twist and snai1 expression in pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma stroma is related to cancer progression

Variable n (%)
Mean age at the time of presentation, years 65 [40-89]*
Median duration of the symptoms, months 3 [0-76]*
Sex  
   Male 82 (75)
   Female 27 (25)
Site of primary tumor  
   Oropharynx 69 (63)
   Hypopharynx 40 (37)
T category  
   T1 13 (12)
   T2 40 (37)
   T3 21 (19)
   T4 35 (32)
N category  
   N0 63 (58)
   N1 16 (15)
   N2 27 (25)
   N3 3 (3)
M category  
   M0 105 (96)
   M1 4 (4)
Stage  
   S I 9 (8)
   S II 25 (23)
   S III 21 (19)
   S IV 54 (50)
Histologic differentiation  
   Well 26 (24)
   Moderate 48 (44)
   Poor 35 (32)
Karnofsky performance status score  
   ≥ 70% 72 (66)
   < 70% 37 (34)
Primary treatment  
   Radiotherapy 69 (63)
   Surgery and radiotherapy 31 (28)
   Surgery 5 (5)
   No cancer specific treatment 4 (4)
Recurrence  
   No 37 (34)
   Yes 41 (38)
   No response 31 (28)
Second primary tumor  
   No 99 (91)
   Yes 10 (9)
Median OS, months 20.9 [1.1-401.3]*
  1. *Values in square brackets indicate range.