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Table 2 Acute toxicity of chemoradiotherapy according to CTC-NCI criteria

From: Gemcitabine/cisplatin versus 5-fluorouracil/mitomycin C chemoradiotherapy in locally advanced pancreatic cancer: a retrospective analysis of 93 patients

Toxicity   5-FU, Mitomycin C n = 35 Gemcitabine, Cisplatin n = 58
  CTC-Grade   %   %
Leukocytes 2 9 26 23 40
  3 11 31 26 45
  4 2 6 2 3
Platelets 2 4 11 13 22
  3 3 9 14 24
  4 4 11 7 12
Haemoglobin 2 5 14 31 53
  3 3 9 2 3
  4 0 - 0 -
Nausea 2 11 31 23 40
  3 7 20 5 9
  4 0 - 1 2
Vomiting 2 7 20 19 33
  3 5 14 3 5
  4 1 3 1 2
Diarrhoea 2 2 6 4 7
  3 0 - 1 2
  4 0 - 0 -