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Table 4 Causes of death and cancer progression

From: Preoperative conventional chemoradiotherapy versus short-course radiotherapy with delayed surgery for rectal cancer: results of a randomized controlled trial

Variable RT (%)
n = 68
CRT (%)
n = 72
P
Death 17 (25) 14 (19.4) 0.429
 related to cancer 12 12  
 not related to cancer 3 0  
 unknown 2 2  
Progression of rectal cancer 16 (25) 13 (18.3) 0.345
 local recurrence alone 0 3 (4.2)  
 distant metastases alone 12 (18.8) 8 (11.3)  
 local recurrence with distant metastases    
 in liver and lungs 2 (3.1) 1 (1.4)  
 metastatic tumor in peritoneal cavity 2 (3.1) 1 (1.4)