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Table 1 Patient characteristics of all 35 patients with respect to primary tumor side, metastatic sites, number of metastatic sites and previous treatment as well as gender and age.

From: Irinotecan plus folinic acid/continuous 5-fluorouracil as simplified bimonthly FOLFIRI regimen for first-line therapy of metastatic colorectal cancer

Characteristics No.
No. Patients 35
Gender, male/female 25/10
median age, years (range) 62 (38–75)
Primary tumor site  
Colon 21
Rectum 12
Ileum 1
Metastatic sites  
Liver 26
Lung 12
Lymph nodes 6
Local relapse 3
other sites 3
Peritoneum 8
No. of metastatic sites  
1 14
2 17
≥3 4
Previous treatment  
surgery only 28
surgery+radiotherapy+adjuvant chemotherapy 1
surgery+adjuvant chemotherapy 5