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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Changes in circulating microRNAs after radiochemotherapy in head and neck cancer patients

Characteristic Number of patients
Gender  
  male 14
  female 4
Median age, years 57.9
Age range, years 45.1–80.6
Tumor site  
  Larynx 5
  Oropharynx 3
  Mouth floor 2
  Tongue 2
  Esophagus 1
  Hypopharynx 1
  Maxilla 1
  Nasopharynx 1
  Sinuses 1
  Soft palate 1
T-Stage  
  I 4
  II 2
  III 6
  IV 6
N-Stage  
  N0 4
  N1 4
  N2 10
M-Stage  
  M0 16
  M1 2
Concomitant therapy (in addition to radiotherapy)  
    5-FU + MMC 12 (patient 3, 5–7, 9–13, 15–17)
    MMC 3 (patient 1, 14, 18)
    Cisplatin 1 (patient 8)
    Cetuximab 1 (patient 4)
    none 1 (patient 2)
Acute Toxicity  
  severe 11
  moderate 5
  n.a. 2
  1. 5-FU = 5-fluorouracil; MMC = mitomycin C;
  2. n.a. = not available.