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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Gemcitabine-based versusfluoropyrimidine-based chemotherapy with or without platinum in unresectable biliary tract cancer: a retrospective study

Characteristics No. of patients %
Total Number 243  
Median age, years (range) 60 (26–81)  
Sex   
   Male 159 65
   Female 84 35
ECOG performance status at baseline   
   0 – 1 215 88
   2 28 12
Disease   
   Intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma 92 38
   Gallbladder cancer 72 30
   Extrahepatic bile duct cancer 58 24
   Ampulla of Vater carcinoma 21 9
Recurrent 84 35
Initially metastatic 154 63
Biliary stent or bypass during treatment 64 26
Disease-associated infection during treatment (cholangitis, liver abscess) 62 26
  1. ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group