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Table 1 Characteristics of the study groups comprising patients with NSCLC (non-small cell lung cancer), subdivided into AdCa (adenocarcinoma) and SqCC (squamous cell carcinoma), and cancer-free controls

From: Evaluation of long noncoding RNA MALAT1 as a candidate blood-based biomarker for the diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer

   Total NSCLC AdCa SqCC Controls
N   70 45 21 24 25
Gender Male 48 30 15 15 18
  Female 22 15 6 9 7
Age (years) Median 69 68 68 67 71
  Range 54 - 84 54 - 83 57 - 83 54 - 81 56 - 84
Smoking status Ever 64 44 20 24 20
  Never 6 1 1 0 5
Tumor stage I/II   3 0 3  
  III/IV   42 21 21  
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