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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Single blind randomized Phase III trial to investigate the benefit of a focal lesion ablative microboost in prostate cancer (FLAME-trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

  Patients included in the FLAME-trial (n= 50)
Characteristic No. %
Age, years   
   Median 70.5  
   Upper and lower quartile 66.8 - 73.0  
Tumor stage   
   T1 3 6
   T2 8 16
   T3 38 76
   T4 1 2
Tumor grade   
   Gleason score 4-6 14 28
   Gleason score 7 17 34
   Gleason score 8-10 19 38
iPSA, ng/mL   
   Median 14.3  
   Upper and lower quartile 9.9 - 21.0  
Cardiovascular disease 33 66
Diabetes mellitus 5 10
Prescription of long term hormonal therapy 26 52
History of TURP 10 20
  1. Abbreviations: TURP = transurethral resection of the prostate; iPSA = initial prostate-specific antigen.