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Table 4 overview of comparable studies

From: Regional radiotherapy versus an axillary lymph node dissection after lumpectomy: a safe alternative for an axillary lymph node dissection in a clinically uninvolved axilla in breast cancer. A case control study with 10 years follow up

  Patient characteristics Results at 5 years
  No Age HT(%) CT(%) RF(%) DF(%) DFS(%) OS(%)
Spruit et al. 180 67 98.9 0.6 1.1 6.7 95 92
Louis-Sylvestre et al. [12] 332 51 2.4 2.7 2.2 12.8 82 94
Chua et al. [1] 229 64 13 2 2.1 Nm Nm Nm
Hoebers et al. [9] 105 64 71 0 0 8 82 83
Wong et al. [13] * 92 69 60 3 0 6 81 89
Wazer et al. [14] 73 74 90 0 0 9 84 70
  1. * 3 years results
  2. No number of patients
  3. HT tamoxifen
  4. RF regional failure
  5. DF distant failure
  6. DFS disease free survival
  7. OS overall survival
  8. Nm not mentioned in text