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Table 1 Characteristics of the patients with locally advanced cervical cancer

From: Neoadjuvant chemotherapy followed by radical surgery reduces radiation therapy in patients with stage IB2 to IIA2 cervical cancer

Characteristics NACT, N (%) PRS, N (%) P-value (χ2 test)
Total 197 217  
Age (years)    0.051
 < 45 79 (40.1) 67 (30.9)  
 ≥ 45 118 (59.9) 150 (69.1)  
Stage (FIGO 2009)    < 0.001
 IB2 88 (44.7) 33 (15.2)  
 IIA1 17 (8.6) 166 (76.5)  
 IIA2 92 (46.7) 18 (8.3)  
Primary tumor size (cm)    < 0.001
 < 4.0 14 (7.1) 149 (68.7)  
 4.0~4.9 91 (46.2) 42 (19.4)  
 5.0~5.9 59 (29.9) 23 (10.6)  
 ≥ 6.0 33 (16.8) 3 (1.4)  
Histology    0.356
 Squamous 168 (85.3) 177 (81.6)  
 Non-squamous 29 (14.7) 40 (18.4)  
Histologic grade    0.906
 G1 17 (8.6) 17 (7.8)  
 G2 101 (51.3) 116 (53.5)  
 G3 56 (28.4) 56 (25.8)  
 Unknown 23 (11.7) 28 (12.9)  
  1. FIGO, International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics; NACT, neoadjuvant chemotherapy; PRS, primary radical surgery