Table 3.

Pattern of failure and disease status at last assessment and response to treatment.

StatusOnce-a-week group (N = 250)Once-every-3-weeks group (N = 260)All (N = 510)
Failure events43 (17.2%)44 (16.9%)87 (17.1%)
Distant failure24 (9.6%)26 (10.0%)50 (9.8%)
Locoregional failure
 Local9 (3.6%)14 (5.4%)23 (4.5%)
 Nodal14 (5.6%)6 (2.3%)20 (3.9%)
Outcome at last assessment
 Alive, n (%)235 (94.0%)239 (91.9%)474 (92.9%)
 Died, n (%)15 (6.0%)21 (8.1%)36 (7.1%)
  Disease progression15 (6.0%)20 (7.7%)35 (6.7%)
  Radiotherapy-related toxicity0 (0)1 (0.4%)1 (0.2%)
Response to treatment (3 months after the end of radiation)
 Overall response249 (99.6%)258 (99.2%)507 (99.4%)
 Complete response243 (97.2%)255 (98.1%)498 (97.6%)
 Partial response6 (2.4%)3 (1.2%)9 (1.8%)