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Table 1 Clinicopathological data of the patients

From: Elevated expression of prostate cancer-associated genes is linked to down-regulation of microRNAs

Parameter PCa BPH
Total patient number 50 30
Age at surgery [years]   
 Median (range) 65 (49 – 78) 72 (50 – 86)
Pre-operative PSA [ng/ml]   
 Median (range) 10.2 (2.8 – 113.0) 2.6 (0.2 – 46.2)
  n (%)  
Tumor stage   
 pT2 (organ-confined) 23 (46%) -
 pT3 + 4 (nonorgan-confined) 27 (54%) -
Gleason score   
 < 7 (low) 16 (32%) -
 7 (intermediate) 19 (38%) -
 > 7 (high) 15 (30%) -
Lymph node status   
 N0 43 (86%) -
 N+ 7 (14%) -
Distant metastases at prostatectomy  
 M0 46 (92%) -
 M+ 4 (8%) -
Initial metastases   
 N0M0 40 (80%) -
 N+/M+ 10 (20%) -