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Table 2 Characteristics of patients, disease, and treatment

From: Comparison of adjuvant and neoadjuvant chemotherapy in the management of advanced ovarian cancer: a retrospective study of 574 patients

Feature Neoadjuvant chemotherapy Adjuvant chemotherapy Total
Number of patients 213 361 574
Stage:    
III 165 305 470
IV 48 56 104
Age by years:    
<65 123 236 359
>65 90 125 215
Morphology:    
Serous 84 135 219
Mucinous 48 67 115
Endometrioid 49 118 167
Other types (clear cell, undifferentiated and mixed) 32 41 73
Cytoreductive surgery:    
Optimal 134 242 376
Suboptimal 79 119 198
Number of chemotherapy cycles    
6 cycles 109 244 353
8 cycles 104 117 221