Table 1.

Characteristics of the 56 eligible patients

CharacteristicNo. patients
Median age, y (range)63 (40-74)
Sex
    Male46 (82%)
    Female10 (18%)
Performance status (ECOG)
    020 (36%)
    136 (64%)
Stage
    IIIB16 (29%)
    IV40 (71%)
Histology
    Adenocarcinoma30 (54%)
    Squamous cell carcinoma21 (38%)
    Adenosquamous cell carcinoma1 (1.8%)
    Large cell carcinoma1 (1.8%)
    NSCLC, not specified3 (5.4%)
  • Abbreviation: ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.