Table 2

Patient characteristics

n = 26
Sex: 12 male, 14 female
Age: 39–73 yrs (mean = 58)
Tumor histology
20 colon carcinomas
2 esophageal cancers
1 gastric cancer
1 breast cancer
1 bronchoalveolar cancer
1 cancer of the ampulla of Vater
Prior therapy
Chemotherapy
1 regimen11 (42%)
2 regimens10 (38%)
3 regimens4 (15%)
Hormonal1 (3%)
Biological (INF)a6 (26%)
Radiation (1 site)3 (11%)
No. of metastatic sites
1 site10 (38%)
2–3 sites14 (54%)
≥4 sites2 (7%)
Sites of metastasis, number of patients
Liver, 17
Lung, 13
Soft tissue, 8 (perit, 4; pleura, 1; abdominal wall, 3)
Lymph nodes, 8 (chest 2, abdomen 6)
Bone, 3
Stomach, 2
Effusion, 6 (pleura, 2; ascites, 4)
  • a INF, interferon.