Esophageal cancer (EC) has been well documented with predominant occurrence in male and with major histopathological type of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in China. However, the influence by gender on ESCC survival is largely unknown in China. The present study was thus undertaken to elucidate the impact by gender on survival of Chinese patients with ESCC. A total of 17,969 ESCC patients was enrolled in this study, including 11,127 males with a mean age of 60.2±8.6 and 6842 females with a mean age of 61.0±8.4.All the patients were from ESCC database in Henan Key Laboratory for Esophageal Cancer Research of the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhengzhou University (1975 to 2015). Only the patients with T2–4N0–1M0–1 were enrolled in this study. Based on the diagnosed time, the patients were classified into two groups, group I (1996–2005, 6885/38.3%) and group II (2006–2015, 11084/61.7%). The followed–up was undertaken until October, 2016. Kaplan–Meier models were for describing the survival curves and Cox proportional hazards models were undertaken to observe the risk of death of male and female. The results demonstrated that the male patients had a poor survival than female (X2=58.17, P<0.001). Furthermore, similar results were observed for the two different periods of 1996–2005 (X2=21.08, P<0.001) and 2006–2015 (X2=34.67, P<0.001). The present results indicate that gender is an independent survival factor for ESCC and the female patients with ESCC have a dramatic prolonged survival than male patients in China. [Supported by Doctoral Team Foundation of the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University (2016-BSTDJJ-03), Natural Science Foundation of Henan

Province (20161110) and Correspondening author: Li Dong Wang, email:ldwang2007@126.com]

Note: This abstract was not presented at the meeting.

Citation Format: Jian Liang Lu, Jian Liang Lu, Rui Ping Xu, Bei Li, Li Xin Wan, Ming Yao Chen, Chun Jiang Liu, Zhan Qiang Han, Fang Fang Shen, Jian Bo Zhao, Hai Zhou Guo, Wei Cao, Bing Yu Fan, Li Dong Wang. Impact of gender on survival of the patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma at a single institute in China [abstract]. In: Proceedings of the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017; 2017 Apr 1-5; Washington, DC. Philadelphia (PA): AACR; Cancer Res 2017;77(13 Suppl):Abstract nr 3269. doi:10.1158/1538-7445.AM2017-3269