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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the 198 patients

From: Comparing treatment outcomes of different chemotherapy sequences during intensity modulated radiotherapy for advanced N-stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients

Characteristic IMRT alone CCRT NACT + CCRT CCRT + AC P
Age(years)      0.099
Median 42 44 38 33  
Range 18-78 13-70 16-63 31-57  
Gender      0.598
Male 24 56 66 10  
Female 9 16 16 1  
T stage      0.097
T1-2 17 28 23 3  
T3-4 16 44 59 8  
N stage      0.087
N2 32 62 67 11  
N3 1 10 15 0  
Histology      0.740
WHO I 0 0 1 0  
WHO II 5 7 9 0  
WHO III 28 65 72 11  
  1. Abbreviation: IMRT alone: intensity-modulated radiotherapy alone; CCRT: concurrent chemoradiotherapy; NACT + CCRT: neoadjuvant chemotherapy and concurrent chemoradiotherapy; CCRT + AC: concurrent chemoradiotherapy and adjuvant chemotherapy.