Figure 1 .
Consort diagram: Among 285 eligible patients 143 were randomized in group A (XELIRI-Bev) and 142 in group B (FOLFIRI-Bev). In group A 88 (61%) and in group B 89 (63%) of the patients completed treatment. Reasons of discontinuation were death, non-fatal toxicity, disease progression and doctor’s or patient’s decision. Discontinuation rates did not differ between the two groups (p = 0.80).
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