Supplementary Material for: The Effect of Tegafur-Uracil on Survival in T Categories as Defined in the Eighth Edition of the TNM Classification: An Exploratory Analysis of Postoperative Adjuvant Tegafur-Uracil on Survival in Patients with Adenocarcinoma of the Lung

2017-08-18T06:55:46Z (GMT) by Tsuboi M. Hamada C. Kato H. Ohta M.
<p><b><i>Background:</i></b> Tegafur-uracil (UFT) improves survival in patients with stage I adenocarcinoma of the lung. We evaluated the effect of UFT on survival in maximum primary tumor diameter (T) categories as defined in the eighth edition of the TNM Classification (TNM8). <b><i>Methods:</i></b> Tumors were subgrouped on the basis of T category (TNM8) as follows: T1a, T ≤1 cm; T1b, 1 < T ≤2 cm; T1c, 2 < T ≤3 cm; T2a, 3 < T ≤4 cm; T2b , 4 < T ≤5 cm; T3, 5 < T ≤7 cm. Hazard ratios (HR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) were estimated by Cox proportional hazard models. <b><i>Results:</i></b> UFT was associated with improved survival. The adjusted HRs were as follows: for T1a, 0.79 (95% CI 0.14-4.50); for T1b, 1.16 (95% CI 0.63-2.12); for T1c, 0.74 (95% CI 0.43-1.27); for T2a, 0.45 (95% CI 0.21-0.96); for T2b, 0.55 (95% CI 0.10-3.07), and for T3, 0.70 (95% CI 0.20-2.50). <b><i>Conclusions:</i></b> The adjuvant chemotherapy with UFT tended to improve survival in patients with adenocarcinoma of the lung of each T category based on TNM8, except T1b.</p>