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Table 1 Sequential cohort patient characteristics

From: Prospective functional outcomes in sequential population based cohorts of stage III/ IV oropharyngeal carcinoma patients treated with 3D conformal vs. intensity modulated radiotherapy

   IMRT 3DCRT  
   (N = 117) (N = 83) p
Age mean (SD) 59.9 (9.0) 58.8 (9.5) 0.41
Gender F (%) 18 (15.4) 19 (22.9) 0.20
  M 99 (84.6) 64 (77.1)  
T stage 1 or 0* (%) 28 (23.9) 14 (16.9) 0.52
2 42 (35.9) 30 (36.1)  
3 28 (23.9) 20 (24.1)  
4 19 (16.2) 19 (22.9)  
N Stage 0 (%) 15 (12.8) 12 (14.5) 0.28
  1 16 (13.6) 18 (21.7)  
  2 83 (70.9) 51 (61.4)  
  3 3 (2.6) 2 (2.4)  
Stage III (%) 20 (17.1) 19 (22.9) 0.37
  IV 97 (82.9) 64 (77.1)  
Primary site Tongue Base (%) 41 (35.0) 36 (43.4) 0.24
  Tonsil, soft palate 76 (65.0) 47 (56.6)  
Concomitant Cisplatin (%) 85 (72.6) 62 (74.7) 0.01
  Cetuximab 12 (10.3) 0 (0)  
  No 20 (17.1) 21 (25.3)  
Assessments 3 months (%) 95.7 72 <0.0001
  6 98.2 90.2 0.02
  12 92.2 90.8 0.96
  24 91.2 95.3 0.49
  1. *1 patient had grossly involved tonsil but bx showed only CIS with gross nodes.