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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Hypofractionated radiotheapy using helical tomotherapy for advanced hepatocellular carcinoma with portal vein tumor thrombosis

   N %
Age Median 50 (range, 40 – 70)  
Gender Male 28 80
  Female 7 20
ECOG 1 18 51.4
  2 17 48.6
Etiology Hepatitis B virus 27 77.1
  Hepatitis C virus 3 8.6
  Alcoholic 2 5.7
  Other 3 8.6
Child-Pugh classification A 28 80
  B 7 20
JIS score 2 26 74.3
  3 9 25.7
Pretreatment AFP (ng/ml) ≤ 20 10 28.6
  > 20 25 71.4
Type of HCC Nodular 20 57.1
  Diffuse infiltrative 15 42.9
Multiplicity Solitary 24 68.6
  Multiple 11 31.4
Location of thrombi PV branch 17 48.6
  Main portal trunk 18 51.4
Previous treatment TACE 30 85.7
  PEI and HIFU 1 2.9
  None 4 11.4
  1. Abbreviations: ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; JIS, Japan integrated staging; AFP, α-fetoprotein; HCC, Hepatocellular carcinoma; PV, Portal vein; TACE, Transarterial chemoembolization; PEI, Percutaneous ethanol injection; HIFU, High intensity focused ultrasound.