Table 1.

Patient demographics and treatment characteristics

CharacteristicResult (%)
Gender
    Male312 (86)
    Female49 (14)
Age
    Median (range)64 (21-91)
Ethnicity
    Caucasian348 (96)
    Other13 (4)
Performance status
    0-1310 (86)
    242 (12)
    39 (2)
Smoking status*
    Never smoker72 (20)
    Ever smoker190 (53)
    Current smoker96 (27)
Stage*
    Lymph node negative (I-IIA)102 (28)
    Lymph node positive (IIA-IVA)192 (53)
    Metastatic (IVB)66 (18)
Tumor site*
    Mid-upper esophagus39 (13)
    Distal esophagus192 (62)
    Gastroesophageal78 (25)
Histology
    Adenocarcinoma293 (81)
    Squamous56 (16)
    Poorly differentiated/other12 (3)
Treatment
    Surgery alone61 (17)
    Trimodality (chemoradiation and surgery)189 (52)
    Adjuvant chemoradiation16 (4)
    Neoadjuvant chemotherapy3 (1)
    Adjuvant chemotherapy7 (2)
    Definitive chemoradiation38 (11)
    Chemotherapy alone35 (10)
    Radiation therapy alone5 (1)
    Photodynamic therapy2 (0.5)
    Other5 (1)
  • * Unknown in 3 cases for smoking status, 1 case for disease stage, and 55 cases for tumor site.

  • May not add up to 100% due to rounding.