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Table 7 Multivariate Analyses of DFS, LRFS, and DMFS for the whole group

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

Variable DFS LRFS DMFS
HR(95%CI) P value HR(95%CI) P value HR(95%CI) P value
CEA, ug/mL
< 5.00 vs ≥5.00 0.496 (0.280–0.879) 0.016 0.337 (0.145–0.781) 0.011 0.552 (0.0.316–0.902) 0.037
Tumor location, cm
< 7.0 vs ≥7.0 NA   2.428 (1.046–5.635) 0.039 NA  
Number of retrieved lymph nodes
< 14 vs ≥ 14 3.079 (1.652–5.736) < 0.001 3.999 (1.574–10.165) 0.004 2.106 (1.077–4.118) 0.030
  1. Abbreviations: DFS disease-free survival, LRFS local recurrence-free survival, DMFS distant metastasis-free survival, NA not available, CI confidence interval, HR hazard ratio