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Table 1 Patient and tumor characteristics

From: A non-randomized comparison of gemcitabine-based chemoradiation with or without induction chemotherapy for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck

  CRT ST  
Characteristics* n = 27 n = 31 p
Age:    
   median (range), years 57 (44-78) 58 (41-71) 0.208*
Gender    1
   male 22 26  
   female 5 5  
WHO performance status    0.7734
0 7 10  
1 20 21  
Primary tumor site:    0.179**
oropharynx 7 14  
hypopharynx 17 9  
larynx 1 4  
paranasal sinus 1 1  
nasopharynx   1  
unknown 1 2  
Stage:    **1
   III 2 1 0.5931
   IV 25 30  
  1. CRT = concurrent chemotherapy and radiotherapy
  2. ST = induction chemotherapy followed by CRT
  3. *: Fischer's exact; **: Pearson chi-square; 1: T: p = 0.807; N: p = 0.163