Table 1: Patient characteristics.

CharacteristicsNo. (%) of patients

Gender
 Male33 (73%)
 Female12 (27%)
Tumour differentiation
 Well/moderate29 (64%)
 Poor16 (36%)
Tumour site
 Gastric17 (38%)
 GOJ28 (62%)
T stage
 0/122 (49%)
 2/3/423 (51%)
N stage
 Node negative14 (31%)
 Node positive31 (69%)
Vascular invasion
 No38 (84%)
 Yes8 (16%)
Lymphatic invasion
 No37 (82%)
 Yes8 (18%)
CRM
 Negative35 (78%)
 Positive10 (22%)
Tumour recurrence
 Yes29 (64%)
 No16 (36%)
Histological response
 Yes4 (9%)
 No41 (91%)

CRM: circumferential resection margin.