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Table 1 Clinicopathological characteristics and follow-up data of 1093 NPC patients

From: Secreted protein acidic and rich in cysteine (SPARC) is associated with nasopharyngeal carcinoma metastasis and poor prognosis

Characteristic Number of patients
(%)
Sex  
Female 318 (29.1)
Male 775 (70.9)
Age (years)  
Median  
(range) 47 (15-90)
≤ 47 568
> 47 517
Missing 8
Follow-up time (months)  
Median 67 (1-120)
(range)  
Clinical stage  
I-II 315 (29.0)
III-IV 773 (71.0)
Missing 5
Relapse  
No 1001 (91.7)
Yes 91 (8.3)
Missing 1
Metastasis  
No 984 (90.1)
Yes 108 (9.9)
Missing 1
Therapeutic modality  
Radiotherapy 766 (70.6)
Chemotherapy 10 (0.9)
Radiochemotherapy 309 (28.5)
Missing 8
WHO histological classification  
NKUC 853 (78.3)
NKDC 206 (18.9)
KSCC 30 (2.8)
Missing 4
OS rate (%)  
5-year 69.1
  1. Abbreviations: NPC nasopharyngeal carcinoma; WHO World Health Organization; NKUC non-keratinizing undifferentiated carcinoma; NKDC non-keratinizing differentiated carcinoma; KSCC keratinizing squamous cell carcinoma; OS overall survival