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Table 3 Patterns of first failure

From: The emerging outcome of postoperative radiotherapy for stage IIIA(N2) non-small cell lung cancer patients: based on the three-dimensional conformal radiotherapy technique and institutional standard clinical target volume

Pattern of first recurrence PORT Non-PORT P-value
No. (%) No. (%)
All patients (N) 70 287  
Recurrence 44 (62.9) 204 (71.1) 0.18
 Local-regional failure alone 2 (2.9) 32 (11.1) 0.03
 Local-regional failure & Distant Metastasis 1 (1.4) 28 (9.8) 0.02
 Distant Metastasis alone 41 (58.6) 144 (50.2) 0.21
  Supraclavicular lymph node alone 4 (5.7) 8 (2.8) 0.22
  1. Abbreviations: PORT = postoperative radiotherapy