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Table 3 Radiological staging and histopathological findings of complete response (pCR) and down staging

From: Perioperative chemotherapy versus neoadjuvant chemoradiation for patients with adenocarcinoma of the distal esophagus in Austria: a retrospective analysis

  CROSS
n = 53
EOX
n = 51
p value
ypT categorya    0.165
 T0 12 (25.0) 5 (10.6)  
 T1 8 (16.7) 6 (12.8)  
 T2 7 (14.6) 12 (25.5)  
 T3 21 (43.8) 22 (46.8)  
 T4 0 (0.0) 2 (4.3)  
ypN category b    0.837
 N0 23 (48.9) 25 (53.2)  
 N+ 24 (51.1) 22 (46.8)  
Downstaging
 T category 21 (39.6) 14 (27.5) 0.462
 N category 10 (18.9) 15 (29.4) 0.517
 T and N-category 9 (17.0) 9 (17.6) 0.982
pCR 12 (22.6) 5 (9.8) < 0.001
  1. pCR histopathological complete response
  2. Data are numbers of patients with percentages in parentheses
  3. aPathological tumor stage (pT) classified according to the 8th edition of the International Union Against Cancer (UICC) tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) classification [16]
  4. bPathological lymph node (pN) stage classified according to the 8th edition of the UICC TNM classification [16]