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Table 1 Expression of EPO and EPOR in RCC*

From: Functional significance of erythropoietin in renal cell carcinoma

Samples Parameters Method Number of samples % expression References
Serum EPO ELISA 165 33 [57]
Serum EPO ELISA 49 8 [58]
Tissues EPO IHC# 19 52 [59]
Tissues EPO & EPOR IHC 11 100 [60]
Tissues EPO IHC 20 100 [61]
Tissues EPO IHC 113 33 [50]
Tissues EPO IHC 82 88 [11, 56]
Serum EPO & EPOR IHC 195 83 (tissue EPO) [62]
Tissues   ELISA   33 (serum EPO)?  
     56 (tissue EPOR)  
  1. *Apart from the publications that are listed in the table, there are many case reports involving one or two patients [6371].
  2. #IHC, immunohistochemistry.