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Table 1 Patients with bone metastasis - details and treatment characteristics

From: Palliative radiation therapy in patients with metastasized pancreatic cancer - description of a rare patient group

Lesion and treatment characteristics Number
Radiotherapy indication  
Patient number 33
Lesion number 48
Pain 44/48 (92%)
Instability 24/48 (50%)
Neurological impairment 4/48 (8%)
Radiotherapy  
Overall dose (median, range) 30 Gy (3 to 40 Gy)
Single dose (median, range) 3 Gy (2 to 8 Gy)
Number of fractions (median, range) 10 (1 to 20)
Number of applied doses ≥ 30 Gy 38
Number of treatment schedules ≥ 20 days 10
Most frequent treatment schedules 10 x 3 Gy, 26 lesions (54%)
Short Protocol (SF 4 or 8 Gy) 5/48 lesions (10%)
Conventional fractionation (SF 2/2.5 Gy) 11/48 lesions (23%)
Treatment duration (median, range) 15 (1 to 30 days)
Early discontinuation 7/48 lesions (15%)
Previous systemic treatment 26 (79%)
Symptom response 18/33 (55%)
Localization  
Spine 30 (63%)
Upper/lower extremities 2 (4%)
Pelvis 8 (17%)
Skull base 3 (6%)
Ribs 2 (4%)
Shoulder 4 (8%)
Spine/sacrum 1 (2%)
Spine/ribs 1 (2%)