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Table 1 Patients’ characteristics of 36 children and young adults treated with protons and carbon ions at the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center (HIT)

From: Treatment of pediatric patients and young adults with particle therapy at the Heidelberg Ion Therapy Center (HIT): establishment of workflow and initial clinical data

Histology N (%)
primary brain tumors 10 (28%)
pilocytic astrocytoma n = 7
glioblastoma n = 1
ATRT n = 1
PNET n = 1
chordoma/chondrosarcoma 10 (28%)
skull base chordoma n = 7
skull base chondrosarcoma n = 3
osteosarcoma 3 (8%)
Skull base n = 2
pelvic n = 1
rhabdomyosarcoma 4 (11%)
ACC 3 (8%)
other sarcoma 4 (11%)
angiofibroma 1 (3%)
Gender
male 11 (31%)
female 25 (69%)
Radiotherapy with anesthesia
yes 4 (11%)
no 32 (89%)
Treatment concept
Protons 16 (44%)
Carbon ions 13 (36%)
Photon + Carbon Ion Boost 6 (+ 1 Proton Boost) (20%)