Treatment centers: three patients (04, 08, and 12) were treated in Wuerzburg, two in Mainz (patients 10 and 13), and the others in Erlangen.
Pretreatment therapy: PCI, polychemoimmuno. Preceding excisions and radiotherapies are not listed.
Metastases at study entry: the number and diameter of the largest metastases present at study entry are listed (number/diameter in millimeters). m, multiple (>3 metastases).
Survival: (since onset of stage IV and as of 5 August 1999) is listed as months since onset stage IV until study entry + number of months since study entry. †Patient deceased.
*CNS metastases were regressing at study entry after gamma knife treatment.
&Developed (in part) after study entry.
°Determined by autopsy.
“Sudden death from bleeding into CNS metastasis on visit 8.
#The regressions of lung metastases in patients 06 and 07 were documented at a staging 3 mo after visit 8.
mediast., mediastinum; pancr., pancreas.