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Table 2 Patterns of failure in the 198 patients after treatment

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

Patterns of failure IMRT alone CCRT NACT + CCRT CCRT + AC
Recurrence     
Primary recurrence 3 0 3 0
Nodal recurrence 1 2 0 0
Primary, nodal recurrence 1 1 1 1
Distant metastasis     
Bone metastasis 3 9 3 0
Lung metastasis 0 2 6 0
Liver metastasis 2 6 3 0
Mediastinal metastasis 1 0 0 0
Mutiple metastasis 8 6 8 2
Distant metastasis, Primary and/or nodal recurrence 2 2 3 0
  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.