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Table 1 Baseline characteristics: intention to treat population (n = 90)

From: A randomized phase II study of capecitabine-based chemoradiation with or without bevacizumab in resectable locally advanced rectal cancer: clinical and biological features

  Arm A Arm B
(BVZ + CAP + RT) (CAP + RT)
(n° patients = 44) (n° patients = 46)
Parameter No. of patients % No. of patients %
Sex     
 Male 25 57 30 65
 Female 19 43 16 35
Age, years   
 Median 64 60
 Range 37-77 42-78
ECOG     
 0 22 50 30 65
 1 22 50 16 35
Tumor location     
 Upper third 10 23 10 22
 Middle third 14 32 19 41
 Lower third 20 45 16 35
 Unknown 0 0 1 2
Clinical tumor category     
 T2 1 2 1 2
 T3 33 75 38 83
 T4 10 23 7 15
Clinical nodal category     
 N0 7 16 5 11
 N1 18 41 27 59
 N2 19 43 14 30
Clinical TNM     
 IIA 6 14 5 11
 IIB 1 2 0 0
 IIIB 18 41 27 59
 IIIC 19 43 14 30