Table 4

Cumulative incidence of first recurrence of cancer in the first CMF randomised study. Values are percentage estimates derived by applying the method of Marubini and Valsecchi

At 5 yearsAt 10 yearsIn current analysis
RecurrenceSurgery aloneCMFSurgery aloneCMFSurgery aloneCMF
Total first recurrence:534468547871
Locoregional only*121014121514
Contralateral breast2234510
Distant393251385847
  • * Includes ipsilateral supraclavicular nodes.