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Table 1 Characteristics of the patient population

From: Peripherally inserted central catheters in non-hospitalized cancer patients: 5-year results of a prospective study

N 250
Female gender, n (%) 127 (51)
Age (years), median (range) 65 (26–85)
Tumor site, n (%)
 Stomach 74 (30)
 Pancreas/biliary system 52 (21)
 Colon/rectum 35 (14)
 Esophagus 21 (8)
 Ovary 17 (7)
 Others 51 (20)
Stage, n (%)
 II 17 (7)
 III 43 (17)
 IV 190 (76)
ECOG PS, median (range) 1 (0–2)
  1. ECOG Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, PS performance status