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Table 2 Characteristics of the patients

From: High-dose thoracic radiation therapy for non-small cell lung cancer: a novel grading scale of radiation-induced lung injury for symptomatic radiation pneumonitis

  Characteristics of the patients
  (n = 41)
Age, years
 Median (range) 66 (40–78)
Sex
 Female/male 18 / 23
PS 0 24
PS 1 17
Smoking
 Never 2
 Previous 29
 Active during RT 10
Histopathology
 Adenocarcinoma 18
 Squamous cell carcinoma 14
 NSCLC, other type 9
8th TNM stage
 IIA 1
 IIB 1
 IIIA 11
 IIIB 14
 IIIC 7
 IVA 1
 No tumor (post-op. RT) 6
Chemotherapy*
 Concomitant in 3 cycles 31
 Induction in 3–4 cycles 8
 None 2
Radiation therapy dose
 60 Gy / 30 fx 13
 66 Gy / 33 fx 28
Radiation therapy type
 3D conformal 39
 IMRT 2
Radiation therapy side
 Left 13
 Right 28
Radiation therapy lobe localisation
 Upper 23
 Middle/lower 18
  1. PS, performance status; NSCLC, non-small cell lung cancer; post-op. RT, post-operative radiation therapy; TNM, tumour, node, metastasis; fx, fractions; 3D, 3 dimensional; IMRT, intensity-modulated radiation therapy
  2. *Chemotherapy included Carboplatin (i.v.) and Vinorelbine (p.o.)