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Table 2 Tumor regression grade

From: Comparison of neoadjuvant chemoradiation with carboplatin/ paclitaxel or cisplatin/ 5-fluoruracil in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

Tumor regression Intention to treat Per protocol
Carb/TAX n = 19 CDDP/ 5FU n = 29 p-value Carb/TAX n = 18 CDDP/ 5FU n = 26 p-value
Ia (pCR) 5 (26%) 11 (38%) 0.731 5 (28%) 10 (38%) 0.721
 Ib 11 (58%) 12 (41%)   10 (56%) 11 (42%)  
 2 1 (5%) 3 (10%)   1 (6%) 3 (12%)  
 3 2 (11%) 3 (10%)   2 (11%) 2 (8%)  
  1. pCR pathologic complete remission