Table 1

Characteristics of 100 lung cancer patients assayed for HPV DNA in normal lung tissue and in the cancer tissue
Characteristic No. of patients
Country of residence
Italy 87 a
UK 13
Age at diagnosis (years)
<60 31
60-70 32
>70 37
Gender
Male 35
Female 65
Histology
Adenocarcinoma 72
Squamous cell carcinoma 20
Otherb 8
Clinical stage c
I 54
II 16
III 26
IV 3

a 44 patients recruited at Istituto Europeo di Oncologia, Milan, Italy, and 43 at Istituto Nazionale Tumori, Milan, Italy. b Includes 1 large cell carcinoma, 2 small cell carcinomas, 2 neuroendocrine tumors, 1 poorly differentiated tumor, and 2 not-otherwise-specified tumors. c Data missing for one sample that was not staged.

Galvan et al.

Galvan et al. BMC Cancer 2012 12:512   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-12-512

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