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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of renal cell carcinoma patients (n = 114)

From: Extracerebral metastases determine the outcome of patients with brain metastases from renal cell carcinoma

Characteristics N %
Sex   
male 69 60.5
female 45 39.5
Age   
median (range) 65.5 (45-88) 47.4
< 65 54 52.6
> 65 60  
ECOG   
0 83 72.8
1 28 24.6
2 3 2.6
Nephrectomy   
Yes 108 94.7
no 6 5.3
Time from primary to metastasis   
< 1 year 56 49.1
> 1 year 58 50.9
Histology   
clear cell 104 91.2
non clear cell 10 8.8
MSKCC   
favourable 45 39.5
intermediate 67 58.7
poor 2 1.8
Number of metastasis   
1 32 28.1
2 54 47.4
> 3 28 24.5
Location of metastasis   
Lung 79 69.3
Liver 22 19.3
Bone 41 36
Lymph nodes (LN) 38 33.3
CNS 12 10.5
other 41 36
Systemic therapy before first Targeted Agent (TA)   
Cytokines 54 47.4
other 11 9.6
First targeted agent   
Bevacizumab 4 3.5
Sunitinib 72 63.2
Sorafenib 35 30.7
Temsirolimus 3 2.6