Table 6.

Clinical characteristics of cachectic and noncachectic HNSCC patients retrospectively enrolled for tumor cytokine and cachexia factor expression study

Cachectic (n = 11)Noncachectic (n = 8)P
Age (y)49 (9)58 (13)
Gender
    Male82% (9/11)75% (6/8)
    Female18% (2/11)25% (2/8)
T4 status45% (5/11)13% (1/8)0.17
N2-N3 status91% (10/11)50% (4/8)0.11
AJCC stage IV100% (11/11)63% (5/8)0.06
Site
    Oral27% (3/11)50% (4/8)
    Oropharynx27% (3/11)13% (1/8)
    Hypopharynx18% (2/11)13% (1/8)
    Larynx27% (3/11)25% (2/8)
Weight (kg)70 (18)*80 (7.6)
Weight loss over 3-6 mo (kg)8.9 (2.8)0 (0)
Hemoglobin (g/dL)13.1 (1.3)14.2 (1.4)0.15
  • NOTE: Values in table expressed as mean (SD).

  • * n = 8 nonmissing values.

  • n = 10 nonmissing values (1 patient was diagnosed as cachectic without recorded weight loss).