Table 1.

Patient characteristics

CharacteristicNo. (%)
Total no. of patients48
    Male31 (65)
    Female17 (35)
Age (y)
    Median58.5
    Range20-70
ECOG performance status
    013 (27)
    132 (67)
    23 (6)
Prior chemotherapy regimens
    04 (8)
    116 (33)
    219 (40)
    ≥39 (19)
Prior immunotherapy or hormonal therapy8 (17)
Prior radiotherapy19 (40)
Prior gefitinib treatment8 (17)
Tumor type
    NSCLC19 (40)
    Colon10 (21)
    ACUP3 (6)
    Melanoma3 (6)
    Cholangiocarcinoma2 (4)
    Prostate carcinoma*2 (4)
    PNET1 (2)
    Sarcoma (undifferentiated, high grade)1 (2)
    Other7 (15)
  • Abbreviations: ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group; ACUP, adenocarcinoma of unknown primary tumor site; PNET, primitive neuroectodermal tumor.

  • * One prostate carcinoma patient had had stage IIIA NSCLC treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and surgery, as a prior tumor.