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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the 38 patients with melanoma considered in the present study.

From: A gene expression signature associated with survival in metastatic melanoma

Characteristic Patients (N = 38)
Gender # %
   Male 18 47
   Female 20 53
Age   
   Median 58  
   Range 23–82  
Stage III* 22 58
Stage IV* 16 42
Previous Treatment**   
   No 25 66
   Yes** 13 34
   Interferon*** 9 69
   Chemotherapy 5 38
   Isolated Perfusion 2 15
   Radiotherapy 1 7
  1. * According the new AJCC staging system for melanoma [3]
  2. ** Some patients received more than one treatment
  3. *** Alone or in combination with chemotherapy