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Table 1 Summary of formalin-fixed samples

From: Sequence artefacts in a prospective series of formalin-fixed tumours tested for mutations in hotspot regions by massively parallel sequencing

Tumour type Number of cases Percentage
Breast 81 16.6%
Head and neck 80 16.4%
Prostate 79 16.2%
Colorectal 52 10.7%
Lung 47 9.6%
Other* 42 8.6%
Cervical 25 5.1%
Bone and soft tissue 22 4.5%
Oesophagogastric 15 3.1%
Renal 14 2.9%
Central nervous system 12 2.5%
Melanoma 11 2.3%
Cancer of unknown primary 8 1.6%
  1. *Represents other cancer types with smaller numbers including pancreatic, ovarian, thyroid, testicular, bladder, hepatic, endometrial, biliary and anal cancers.