Table 1.

Patient demographics and baseline disease characteristics

Patient characteristicNumber of patients (n = 89; %)
Age (y)
 Median (range)67 (46–80)
Gender
 Male69 (78)
 Female20 (22)
Race
 White79 (89)
 African American2 (2)
 Other6 (X)
 Asian2 (2)
KPS
 10022 (24.7)
 9040 (44.9)
 8021 (23.6)
 706 (6.7)
Stage of disease
 IV43 (48)
 III35 (39)
 II5 (6)
 IB4 (5)
 IA2 (2)
Histology
 Epithelial79 (88.8)
 Mixed10 (11.2)
Exposure to asbestos
 Yes56 (62.9)
 No20 (22.5)
 Unknown13 (14.6)
EORTC prognostic score
 Low-risk25 (28.1)
 High-risk64 (71.9)
Smoking history
 Yes58 (65.2)
 No31 (34.8)

Abbreviations: EORTC, European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer; KPS, Karnofsky Performance Status.