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Table 5 Recurrence Patterns for subgroup of patients with lower rectal cancer(tumor location< 7 cm from AV)

From: Tumor location as an indication for adjuvant radiotherapy in pT3N0 rectal cancer after surgery

Group Adjuvant chemotherapy Group (n = 63)   Adjuvant chemo-radiotherapy Group (n = 58) P value
3-year 5-year 3-year 5-year
LR 8 (12.7%) 12 (19.0%)   4 (6.9%) 4 (6.9%) 0.032a
SM 10 (15.9%) 14 (22.2%)   3 (5.2%) 5 (8.6%) 0.033a
  1. Abbreviations: LR local recurrence, SM systemic metastases, AV anal verge
  2. acalculated by Kaplan–Meier method