Table 1

Patients characteristics

Gastric cancer (n = 20)Esophageal cancer (n = 10)Healthy individuals (n = 16)
Gender (male:female)14:69:112:4
Age (yrs)68 ± 1170 ± 962 ± 18
TNM stagea
 I111
 II21
 III46
 IV32
  • a Stage according to the TNM classification for gastric cancer (UICC).