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Table 1 Summary of patient and tumor characteristics

From: Droplet digital PCR for detection and quantification of circulating tumor DNA in plasma of head and neck cancer patients

Patient ID Sex Smoking (pack years) Alcohol (units/day) Biopsy type TNM-stage Tumor sitea Differentiation grade Max diameter primary tumor (mm) Growth typeb Vascular invasion
P1 M 0 8 Excisional T4aN1M0 OSCC Moderate 40 NS No
P2 M 0 0 Excisional T4aN2cM0 OSCC Poor 72 NS Yes
P3 F 0 0 Excisional T2N0Mx OSCC Moderate 32 Unknown Yes
P4 M Unknown 1 Excisional T4aN2bM0 OSCC Moderate 46 S No
P5 M 49 12 Excisional T4aN1M0 OSCC Moderate/poor 37 Unknown No
P6 F 42 2 Incisional T3N2cM0 OPSCC Unknown 13 N/A No
  1. a OSCC Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma, OPSCC Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  2. b NS Non Spiculated, S Spiculated