Table 2.

Tumor characteristics of the patient population

UICC 1997Patients (n)
Depth of invasion:
    T05
    T110
    T28
    T324
Lymph node metastasis:
    N023
    N124
Distant Metastasis:
    M046
    M11
Grading:
    G12
    G213
    G332
Response rate:
    >50%28
    <50%19

Abbreviation: UICC, International Union against Cancer.