Table 30IMRT vs. 2DRT: Summary data on mixed settings for unknown primary cancers

StudySettingOutcomenUnivariate p valueMulti-variable p valueStudy designInitial groups comparable?Treatments in same time period?Well-done multivariable analysis?Study quality rating
Madani et al. 2008[78]Primary/postoperative RT ± chemotherapy with unclear timingDysphagia41Acute, Gr 3, Δ-45, .003
Late, Gr 3, Δ-27, .01
RetrospectiveNoNoNot donePoor
Mucositis41Acute, Gr 3, Δ-9, NSNot done
Skin toxicity41Acute, Gr 3, Δ-35, .08
Late, Gr 3, Δ-27, .03
Not done
Overall survival411 yr., Δ+33, NSNot done

Abbreviations: Δ: change; Gr: grade; NR: not reported; NS: not significant; RT: radiotherapy; yr: year;

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