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Table 1 Characteristics of patients, their biopsies and RNA isolates

From: Small RNAs in the peripheral blood discriminate metastasized from non-metastasized seminoma

# Metastasis detection at time of primary tumor’s diagnosis Age at diagnosis (years) Tumor size (mm) pL pV pT Infiltration rete testis Initial clinical stage Total RNA (μg) RIN
1 Non metastasized 38 14 0 0 1 n cSI 7.6 7.8
2 50 22 0 0 1 n cSI 8.6 8.3
3 31 19 1 0 1 n cSI 6.4 7.0
4 42 45 0 0 1 y cSI 3.9 8.0
5 35 19 0 0 1 y cSI 8.2 7.6
Mean   39.1 23.8       6.9 7.7
stdev   7.2 12.2       1.9 0.5
1 Lymphogen metastasized 32 40 0 0 1 n cSIIb 5.0 8.5
2 50 12 0 0 3 n cSIIc 5.1 8.8
3 43 50 0 0 1 n cSIIb 8.1 8.3
4 42 45 1 0 2 y cSIIb 3.2 9.3
5 61 42 0 0 1 y cSIIc 3.2 8.2
Mean   45.2 37.8       4.9 8.6
stdev   10.8 14.9       2.0 0.4
1 Occult metastasized 33 55 1 0 2 n cSI 5.0 6.0
2 37 35 0 0 1 y cSI 4.1 7.4
3 37 30 0 0 1 n cSI 7.0 7.8
4 31 18 0 0 1 n cSI 8.1 7.4
5 23 55 0 0 1 n cSI 10.0 6.4
Mean   32.1 38.6       6.8 7.0
stdev   5.4 16.2       2.4 0.8