Table 2

Stage distribution of the cancers in the open access and surveillance groups

StageOpen access (n=22)Surveillance (n=14)
*Includes one early gastric cancer. p=0.041, Pearson χ2 test.
I 2 (9%)5 (36%)
II 3 (14%)4 (29%)
III 7 (32%)4* (29%)
IV10 (45%)1 (7%)