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Table 3 Ages at cancer diagnosis and sample collection of patients with active disease (cohort 3)

From: Persistent upregulation of U6:SNORD44 small RNA ratio in the serum of breast cancer patients

  All patients with metastasis Bone metastasis Lung/Liver metastasis
Number 18 8 7
Age, years Diagnosis Analysis Diagnosis Analysis Diagnosis Analysis
   Mean 43.7 54.9 42.0 54.3 45.2 55.5
   Median 43 57.0 42 54.5 43 57
   Range 35-58 35-78 35-49 35-78 35-58 45-62
Treatment       
   Radiation 11   5   6  
   Chemotherapy 9   4   5  
   Hormone 8   3   5  
  1. Metastasis in three patients was in distant organs other than lung, liver, and bone. Eleven patients had estrogen receptor-positive/progesterone receptor-positive tumors. Metastasis was more common in bone, lung, and liver.