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Table 3 T and N downstaging (intention to treat population: 90 patients)

From: A randomized phase II study of capecitabine-based chemoradiation with or without bevacizumab in resectable locally advanced rectal cancer: clinical and biological features

  Arm A Arm B pvalue
(BVZ + CAP + RT) (CAP + RT)
(n° patients = 44) (n° patients = 46)
Parameter No. of patients % No. of patients %  
ypT      0.0429
 Better 26 59 18 39
 Equal 16 37 28 61
 Worse 1 2 0 0
 Missinga 1 2 0 0
ypN      0.0865
 Better 24 55 35 76
 Equal 15 34 8 18
 Worse 4 9 2 4
 No Evaluableb 0 0 1 2
 Missinga 1 2 0 0
ypT and ypN      0.5612
 Better in both 18 41 16 35
 Better in one of them 14 32 20 43
 Worse in both 11 25 9 20
 No Evaluableb 0 0 1 2
 Missinga 1 2 0 0
  1. aNo surgery.
  2. bIt was reported as ypNx.