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Table 2 Comparison of patterns of recurrence and post-recurrence therapies between two groups of BTC patients undergoing R0 resection

From: The efficacy of fluoropyrimidine-based adjuvant chemotherapy on biliary tract cancer after R0 resection

Item Adjuvant chemotherapy (n = 41) Observation (n = 22) P value
Pattern of recurrence    0.893
Locoregional 9 (22.0) 5 (22.7)  
Distant 21 (51.2) 10 (45.5)  
Both 11 (26.8) 7 (31.8)  
Post-recurrence therapy
Patients with any post-recurrence therapya 23 (56.1) 9 (40.9) 0.250
Chemotherapy 18 (43.9) 7 (31.8) 0.350
Surgery 3 (7.3) 2 (9.1) 1.000
Radiotherapy 4 (7.3) 1 (4.5)b 0.650
Unknown 1 (2.4) 1 (4.5) 1.000
  1. All values are presented as number of patients with percentage in parentheses
  2. aThree patients in the adjuvant chemotherapy group and two in the observation group received surgery and chemotherapy after recurrence
  3. bThis patient underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy after recurrence