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Table 2 Comparison of chemotherapy results between better and poorly differentiated groups

From: Comparison between better and poorly differentiated locally advanced gastric cancer in preoperative chemotherapy: a retrospective, comparative study at a single tertiary care institute

  Better differentiated group (n= 16) Poorly differentiated group (n= 16) P
Clinical reaction rate 100% (16/16) 25% (4/16) 0.000
Partial gastrectomy 87.5% (14/16) 25% (4/16) 0.000
Total gastrectomy 12.5% (2/16) 37.5% (6/16) 0.654
Unresectable cases    
 Prechemotherapy 18.7% (3/16) 62.5% (10/16) 0.012
 Postchemotherapy 0 (0/16) 37.5% (6/16) 0.024
R0 resection rate 100% (16/16) 62.5% (10/16) 0.018
Toxicity reaction rate 100% (16/16) 100% (16/16)  
  1. R0, no residual tumor after surgery.