Skip to main content

Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Definitive radiotherapy alone over 60 Gy for patients unfit for combined treatment to stage II-III non-small cell lung cancer: retrospective analysis

Characteristics No. of patients (%)
Age, median 73 (range, 60 – 84)
 <75 50 (60)
 ≥75 33 (40)
Sex  
 Male 75 (90)
 Female 8 (10)
ECOG PS  
 0–1 43 (52)
 2–3 40 (48)
Lung function  
 Mean FEV1 (L) 1.75
 Mean FEV1 (%) 72
 Mean DLCO (%) 76
Smoking history  
 Presence 66 (80)
 Absence 17 (20)
Histology  
 Squamous cell carcinoma 62 (75)
 Adenocarcinoma 13 (16)
 NOS 8 (9)
AJCC/UICC staging grouping
 II 12 (14)
 III 71 (86)
T stage  
 T1–2 33 (40)
 T3–4 50 (60)
N stage  
 N0–1 27 (33)
 N2–3 56 (67)
Tumor size, mean (cm) 5.0 (1.5 – 12.5)
 <7 cm 66 (80)
 ≥7 cm 17 (20)
Reasons for RT alone
 Poor performance 37 (45)
 Poor lung function 33 (40)
 Cardiac disease 7 (8)
 Patient refusal 5 (6)
 Cerebrovascular disease 1 (1)
  1. Abbreviations: ECOG PS Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group performance status, FEV1 forced expiratory volume in one second, DLCO diffusing capacity of carbon monoxide, NOS not otherwise specified, AJCC American Joint Committee on Cancer, UICC International Union Against Cancer