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Table 1 Patient and treatment characteristics

From: Palliative radiotherapy in patients with a symptomatic pelvic mass of metastatic colorectal cancer

Characteristic No. of patients (%)
Age Median: 57 years
< 60 years 43 (54)
≥ 60 years 37 (46)
Gender  
Male 43 (54)
Female 37 (46)
ECOG* performance status  
0-2 65 (81)
3-4 15 (19)
Primary site  
Colon cancer 22 (27)
Rectal cancer 58 (73)
Status of distant metastasis  
Single organ involved 40 (50)
Multiple organs involved 40 (50)
Symptomb  
Pain 68 (72)
Bleeding 18 (19)
Obstruction 9 (9)
Re-irradiation  
Yes 30 (32)
No 65 (68)
Biologically equivalent dose  
< 40 Gy10 34 (36)
≥ 40 Gy10 61 (64)
Concurrent chemotherapy  
Yes 22 (23)
No 73 (77)
Adjuvant chemotherapy  
Yes 31 (33)
No 64 (67)
  1. * ECOG: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  2. Treatment characteristics: 80 patients had 95 cases of clinical symptoms.