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Table 2 Oncologic outcome for the whole cohort and for patients with thoracic or abdominal tumor location only

From: Neoadjuvant versus definitive chemoradiation in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

Oncologic Outcome All patients (n = 95) Patients with thoracic or abdominal tumor location only (n = 65)
nCRT + S (n = 40) dCRT (n = 55) p-value nCRT + S (n = 36) dCRT (n = 29) p-value
Overall survival in months (median) 43.3 23.2 0.228 43.3 20.8 0.211
Progression-free survival in months (median) 18.3 12.7 0.108 19.3 14.0 0.115
Patterns of treatment failure
 Local failure, n (%) 4 (10%) 21 (38%) 0.002 3 (8%) 8 (28%) 0.051
 Regional failure, n (%) 9 (23%) 7 (13%) 0.269 7 (19%) 3 (10%) 0.491
 Distant failure, n (%) 4 (10%) 9 (16%) 0.547 3 (8%) 4 (14%) 0.691