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Table 1 Clinico-pathological characteristics of patients and volunteers included in microarray analysis

From: Distinctions in gastric cancer gene expression signatures derived from laser capture microdissection versushistologic macrodissection

  Patients (n = 20) Volunteers (n = 6)
Baseline clinico-pathological characteristics
Age-year
Median 59 52
Interquartile range 54-69 43-61
Sex - no. (%)
Male 16 (80%) 3 (50%)
Female 4 (20%) 3 (50%)
Performance status (PS) - no. (%)
ECOG1 PS 0 or 1 20 (100%)  
Histological type - no. (%)
Lauren's intestinal 6 (30%)  
Lauren's diffuse 14 (70%)  
Location of primary lesion - no. (%)
Upper 1/3 4 (20%)  
Middle 1/3 6 (30%)  
Lower 1/3 10 (50%)  
Distant metastasis - no. (%) 20 (100%)  
Treatment and outcome
Chemotherapy regimen - no. (%)
Cisplatin/Fluorouracil 20 (100%)  
Overall survival - month.
Median 8.0  
Interquartile range 5.6-14.7  
Time to progression - month.
Median 3.5  
Interquartile range 2.3-6.2  
  1. 1Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group