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Table 2 Baseline characteristics

From: Survival of soft tissue sarcoma patients after completing six cycles of first-line anthracycline containing treatment: an EORTC-STBSG database study

  Less than 6 cycles Exactly 6 cycles More than 6 cycles Exactly 6 cycles—no PD
PD before end of treatment (N = 567) No PD before end of treatment (N = 584) Total (N =  1151) PD before end of treatment (N = 80) No PD before end of treatment (N = 475) Total (N =  555) PD before end of treatment (N = 66) No PD before end of treatment (N = 273) Total (N =  339) Treatment
DOX 75 (N = 223) DOX 50-IFO 5 (N = 80) DOX 75-IFO 5 (N = 63) DOX 75-IFO 10 (N = 109) Total (N = 475)
N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Gender
 Male 273 (48.1) 284 (48.6) 557 (48.4) 45 (56.3) 226 (47.6) 271 (48.8) 26 (39.4) 139 (50.9) 165 (48.7) 102 (45.7) 34 (42.5) 30 (47.6) 60 (55.0) 226 (47.6)
 Female 294 (51.9) 299 (51.2) 593 (51.5) 35 (43.8) 248 (52.2) 283 (51.0) 40 (60.6) 134 (49.1) 174 (51.3) 121 (54.3) 45 (56.3) 33 (52.4) 49 (45.0) 248 (52.2)
 Missing 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2)
Age
 < 40 years 122 (21.5) 124 (21.2) 246 (21.4) 26 (32.5) 125 (26.3) 151 (27.2) 18 (27.3) 80 (29.3) 98 (28.9) 45 (20.2) 23 (28.8) 26 (41.3) 31 (28.4) 125 (26.3)
 40–50 years 137 (24.2) 122 (20.9) 259 (22.5) 20 (25.0) 115 (24.2) 135 (24.3) 11 (16.7) 64 (23.4) 75 (22.1) 54 (24.2) 15 (18.8) 9 (14.3) 37 (33.9) 115 (24.2)
 50–60 years 164 (28.9) 170 (29.1) 334 (29.0) 19 (23.8) 148 (31.2) 167 (30.1) 13 (19.7) 73 (26.7) 86 (25.4) 77 (34.5) 19 (23.8) 14 (22.2) 38 (34.9) 148 (31.2)
 >  = 60 years 134 (23.6) 156 (26.7) 290 (25.2) 13 (16.3) 85 (17.9) 98 (17.7) 16 (24.2) 49 (17.9) 65 (19.2) 47 (21.1) 21 (26.3) 14 (22.2) 3 (2.8) 85 (17.9)
 Missing 10 (1.8) 12 (2.1) 22 (1.9) 2 (2.5) 2 (0.4) 4 (0.7) 8 (12.1) 7 (2.6) 15 (4.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (2.5) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.4)
Performance status
 PS 0 223 (39.3) 265 (45.4) 488 (42.4) 38 (47.5) 274 (57.7) 312 (56.2) 25 (37.9) 127 (46.5) 152 (44.8) 132 (59.2) 39 (48.8) 38 (60.3) 65 (59.6) 274 (57.7)
 PS 1 275 (48.5) 265 (45.4) 540 (46.9) 34 (42.5) 189 (39.8) 223 (40.2) 32 (48.5) 120 (44.0) 152 (44.8) 84 (37.7) 37 (46.3) 24 (38.1) 44 (40.4) 189 (39.8)
 PS 2 +  67 (11.8) 51 (8.7) 118 (10.3) 8 (10.0) 11 (2.3) 19 (3.4) 9 (13.6) 24 (8.8) 33 (9.7) 7 (3.1) 3 (3.8) 1 (1.6) 0 (0.0) 11 (2.3)
 Missing 2 (0.4) 3 (0.5) 5 (0.4) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (0.7) 2 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 1 (1.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2)