Table 4 Characteristics of cancer patients and lung tumors studied by microsatellite analysis

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 Moderately asbestos exposed
  n=25 n=29 n=8
Gender, M/F 25/− 29/− 8/−
Age, mean±s.d. 63.7±6.2 62.5±9.0 62.0±11.4
Asbestosa, median (range) 12.8 (5.9–8000) 0.0 (0.0–0.50) 2.3 (1.2–4.3)
Histologya    
 AC 9 12 4
 SCC 5 11 3
 LCLC 6 2 1
 SCLC 1 2
 AC-SCC 1 1
 Giant cell carcinomas 1
 Pleomorphic carcinomas 2 1
  1. aSee footnotes in Table 3 for definitions for histological tumor types and asbestos fiber count.