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Table 3 Causes of death analysis in the two groups

From: Long-term survival analysis in combined transarterial embolization and stereotactic body radiation therapy versus stereotactic body radiation monotherapy for unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma >5 cm

Characteristics TAE/TACE + SBRT group SBRT group
Cases of death 33 25
Causes of death
 Tumor-related 30 21
 Non tumor-related 3 4
 Local tumor-related 15 6
 Metastasis-related 15 15
Cases of death within 6 months 8 9
Causes of death within 6 months
 Radiation-induced liver disease 2 1
 Tumor progression 6 8
  1. SBRT stereotactic body radiation therapy, TACE/TAE transarterial embolization