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Table 1 Metaanalysis of neoadjuvant radiochemotherapy vs. single surgical resection of esophagus cancer

From: Trimodal therapy in squamous cell carcinoma of the esophagus

Study Long time survival Postoperative mortality rate
Urschel 2003 [8] HR 0.66 (0.47-0.92) p = 0.02 HR 1.72 (0.96-3.07) p = 0.07
Fiorica 2004 [9] HR 0.53 (0.31-0.89) p = 0.03 HR 2.10 (1.18-3.73) p = 0.01
Malthaner 2004 [10] HR 0.87 (0.80-0.96) p = 0.004  
Stuschke 2004 [11] HR 0.63 (0.47-0.85) p = 0.002 HR 1.80 (1.10-2.90) p = 0.02
Greer 2005 [12] HR 0.86 (0.74-1.01) p = 0.07  
Gebski 2007 [13] HR 0.81 (0.70-0.93) p = 0.002  
  1. HR Hazard Ratio (95% confidential interval)