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Table 1 Patient characteristics and pathological findings

From: Prognostic impact of detecting viable circulating tumour cells in gastric cancer patients using a telomerase-specific viral agent: a prospective study

Parameters Numbers of patients
Sex  
Male 46
Female 19
Age (mean, range) 58.8, 33-76
Gastrectomy  
Distal 29
Total 32
None 4
Surgical approach  
Laparoscopy 54
Open laparotomy 11
Curability  
R0 57
R1 0
R2 8
TNM Stage  
I 40
II 6
III 10
IV 9
Tumour depth of invasion  
T1 36
T2 8
T3 9
T4 12
Lymph node metastasis  
N0 39
N1 5
N2 6
N3 15
Distant metastasis  
M0 56
M1 9
Main histological type†  
Differentiated 25
Undifferentiated 40
Lymphatic invasion  
LX 4
L0 35
L1 26
Venous invasion  
VX 4
V0 35
V1-2 26
  1. † Well or moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma and papillary adenocarcinoma were categorized as differentiated type. Signet-ring cell carcinoma, poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma and mucinous adenocarcinoma were categorized as undifferentiated type.