Table 5

Overview of the 7 patients who developed metastases

PatientStageBMaPB (B-1)Site of metastasesDFS (months)Survival
1I+Lung7Died at 15 months
2I+Liver30Died at 49 months
3II++Liver and bone48Alive at 62 months
4IIBone43Alive at 59 months
5II+Bone43Alive at 59 months
6III+Liver20Died at 33 months
7III++Liver and bone13Died at 23 months
  • a BM, bone marrow; PB (B-1), peripheral blood before surgery; DFS, disease free survival; + and − indicate values above or below the cutoff, respectively (see text).