Table 3 Characteristics of cancer patients and lung tumors studied by expression array and array CGH

From: Gene expression and copy number profiling suggests the importance of allelic imbalance in 19p in asbestos-associated lung cancer

  Heavily asbestos exposed Non-exposed
  n=14 n=14
Gender, M/F 14/− 14/−
Age, mean±s.d. 62.6±3.2 62.5±9.0
Asbestosa, median (range) 11.7 (5.9–145) 0.0 (0.0–0.5)
Smokingb   
 Non
 Ex 9 7
 Current 5 7
PYc, mean±s.d. 41.4±23.6 48.1±15.0
Smok. Years, mean±s.d. 35.8±8.4 42.1±8.0
Histologyd   
 AC 5 6
 SCC 4 4
 LCLC 3 2
 SCLC 1 1
 AC-SCC 1 1
Stagee   
 I 7 7
 II 1 1
 III 4 3
 IV 2 2
  1. aPulmonary asbestos fiber count in million per gram of dried lung.
  2. bEx-smokers had quitted smoking 6 months before operation or earlier.
  3. cPY, pack-years.
  4. dAC, adenocarcinoma; SCC, squamous cell carcinoma; LCLC, large-cell carcinoma; SCLC, small-cell carcinoma; AC-SCC, adenosquamous carcinoma.
  5. eStage is missing for one non-exposed patient.