Table 1

Patients’ characteristics

Total number25
Median age (range)65 years (49–77)
Male/female13/12
Median performance status ECOGa score (range)2 (1–3)
Neoplasm histotype
 Non-small cell lung cancer6
 Breast carcinoma11
 Prostate adenocarcinoma5
 Bladder urothelial carcinoma2
 Unknown primary cancers1
Bone segments involved by metastases (range)7 (2–14)
Previous chemotherapy12
Metastases other than bone locations (patients)
 No other locations13
 Lung metastases5
 Liver metastases5
 Lung + Liver metastases2
Median basal value of calcium plasmatic concentration (range)10.23 mg/dl (8.8–12)
  • a ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.