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Table 1 Characteristics of study subjects with tongue cancer or hyperplasia

From: Patterns of cancer cell sphere formation in primary cultures of human oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma and neck nodes

Patient Gender Age Tobacco use Alcohol use Betel nut use Primary tumor site Histologic grading T classification Lymph node involvement Distant metastasis Prior radiation Prior chemo
1 F 60 No No No Tongue Hyperplasia pT0 pN0 M0 No No
2 M 60 No No No Tongue ND pTx pN1a M0 No No
3 F 55 No No 1-2 times a day. Started at the age of 18. Quit since past 5 months. Tongue G2 pT2 pN0 M0 No No
4 M 49 ocassional smoking. Started at the age of 20. Quit for the past 8 months. No 3-4 times a day. Started at the age of 16. Quit since past 8 months. Tongue G1 pT1 pN0 M0 Yes Cisplatin + Gemcitabine 2x
5 F 26 No No 1 sachet/day. Started at the age of 6. Quit since past one year. Tongue G2 pT2 pN0 M0 No No
6 M 46 No No No Tongue Hyperplasia pT0 Not resected M0 No No
7 M 25 No No No Tongue G2 pT1 pN0 M0 No Cisplatin + Gemcitabine 2x
8 F 56 2-3 cigrettes/day. Started at the age of 7. Still somkes. No No Tongue Hyperplasia pT0 Not resected M0 No No
  1. p: pathologic.
  2. T0: No evidence of tumor.
  3. T1: Tumor 2cm or less in greatest dimension.
  4. T2: Tumor more than 2cm but not more than 4cm in greatest dimension.
  5. ND: Not detected.
  6. N0: No regional lymph node metastasis.
  7. N1a: Metastasis in a single ipsilateral lymph node, 3 cm or less in greatest dimension.
  8. M0: No evidence of distant metastasis.
  9. G1: Well differentiated.
  10. G2: Moderately differentiated.