Table 1

Characteristics of 93 patients with urothelial bladder carcinoma treated with radical cystecomy and bilateral lymphadenectomy
Characteristic No. (%)
Total 93 (100.0)
Median age (range) 63 (34 – 79)
Sex
Men 79 (84.9%)
Women 14 (15.1%)
Pathological T stage
T1* 4 (4.3%)
T2 15 (16.1%)
T3 52 (55.9%)
T4 22 (23.7%)
Pathological N stage
Node negative 61 (65.6%)
Node positive 32 (34.4%)
Histologic type
Squamous differentiation 11 (11.8%)
Other types 82 (88.2%)
Pathological grade†
G2 10 (10.8%)
G3 83 (89.2%)
ERCC1 expression
Positive 54 (58.1%)
Negative 39 (41.9%)
Adjuvant chemotherapy (gemcitabine plus cisplatin)
Yes 57 (61.3%)
4 cycles 24 (25.8%)
3 cycles 28 (30.1%)
2 cycles 4 (4.3%)
1 cycle 1 (1.1%)
No 36 (38.7%)

*all patients have metastatic lymph nodes. † 1973 WHO grading.

Sun et al.

Sun et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:187   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-187

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