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Table 2 Frequency (and % of patients in the respective treatment group) of acute pulmonary and esophageal toxicity in patients according to treatment

From: Treatment outcome and toxicity of intensity-modulated (chemo) radiotherapy in stage III non-small cell lung cancer patients

  Pulmonary toxicity Esophageal toxicity
Treatment Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 2 Grade 0 Grade 1 Grade 2
RT$ 0 (0) 4 (57) 3 (43) 2 (29) 3 (43) 2 (29)
CHT-RT# 4 (10) 26 (62) 10 (24) 8 (19) 24 (57) 9 (21)
RCHT 9 (24) 21 (57) 7 (19) 2 (5) 16 (43)* 19 (51)*
  1. $RT = radiotherapy alone; #CHT-RT = sequential chemotherapy and radiotherapy; RCHT = concurrent chemoradiotherapy. * p = 0.013; chi-square test of sequential versus concurrent chemoradiotherapy. For the sequential chemotherapy and radiotherapy group, numbers on acute pulmonary and esophageal toxicity are missing for 2 patients and 1 patient, respectively.