Six hundred sixty patients from Downstate and Hackensack Medical Centers were restaged and reviewed to establish correlations with survival using Cox's proportional hazards model. Age, sex, tumor size, and total nodes examined in patients with involved nodes did not correlate with survival. Tumor depth, number of involved nodes, and total nodes examined in patients with uninvolved nodes did correlate with survival. Patients with metastatic invasion into an adjacent organ with uninvolved nodes had an excellent 5 year survival rate compared with patients who had full-thickness invasion into the serosa with uninvolved nodes. These observations need to be confirmed. The relationship of some of these factors to currently used staging systems has also been discussed.