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Table 1 Characteristics of patients and rectal cancers

From: WRAP53 is an independent prognostic factor in rectal cancer- a study of Swedish clinical trial of preoperative radiotherapy in rectal cancer patients

Characteristics Non-radiotherapy Radiotherapy
  No. % No. %
Gender     
 Male 45 58 40 62
 Female 33 42 25 38
Age (years)     
 ≤ 67 33 42 26 40
 > 67 45 58 39 60
TNM stage     
 I 21 27 18 28
 IIA + IIIA + IIIB 39 50 38 58
 IIIC + IV 18 23 9 14
Differentiation     
 Well 5 6 4 6
 Moderately 55 71 44 68
 Poorly 18 23 17 26
Number of tumors     
 Single 68 89 53 82
 Multiple* 8 11 12 18
Surgical type     
 Rectal amputation 42 54 25 38
 Anterior resection 36 46 40 62
Rectal margin     
 Tumor free 74 95 62 95
 Tumor involved margin 4 5 3 5
Distance to anal verge (cm)     
 Mean 7.3   8.6  
  1. *Other colorectal cancer or other type of tumor besides the present rectal cancer.