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Table 1 Patients' characteristics

From: Prospective single-arm study of 72 Gy hyperfractionated radiation therapy and combination chemotherapy for anaplastic astrocytomas

Number of patients   44
Age (mean ± S.D.) 39.8 ± 17.3
Gender Male 30
  Female 14
Karnofsky score (performance status) 80–100 27 (61%)
  60–70 15 (34%)
  40–50 2 (5%)
  0–30 0
Site of lesion Frontal lobe 23 (52%)
  Temporal lobe 9 (21%)
  Parietal lobe 3 (7%)
  Others 9 (21%)
Tumor size (cm) median (range) 5 cm (1–11)
Extent of surgery Total/Subtotal resection 23 (52%)
  Partial resection/Biopsy only 21 (48%)
BED (Gy) (mean ± S.D.) 68.5 ± 0.36
Chemotherapy with 36 (82%)
  without 8 (18%)