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Table 2 Positivity of cancer-associated genes in peripheral blood and bone marrow specimens

From: Detection of mammaglobin mRNA in peripheral blood is associated with high grade breast cancer: Interim results of a prospective cohort study

  PBLN(n = 49)
Ave. ΔCt (S.Dev.)
PBLBRCA(n = 215)
Positivity* (%)
BMN(n = 49)
Ave. ΔCt (S.Dev.)
BMBRCA(n = 177)
Positivity* (%)
Mam 24.00 (0.00) 29 (13.5%) 22.00 (0.00) 7 (4.0%)
PIP 25.84 (0.55) 36 (16.7%) 22.43 (1.37) 5 (2.8%)
CEA 23.88 (0.65) 51 (23.7%) 21.16 (2.84) 2 (1.1%)
PSE 22.60 (2.44) 58 (27.0%) 16.98 (1.50) 5 (2.8%)
CK19 21.41 (5.03) 0 (0%) 15.53 (5.11) 0 (0%)
Muc1 13.90 (2.11) 0 (0%) 6.77 (1.12) 0 (0%)
ErbB2 - - 8.91 (2.38) 0 (0%)
EpCAM 21.40 (1.97) 7 (3.3%) - -
Gene panel - 136 (63.3%) - 19 (10.7%)
  1. * ΔCt threshold was set 3 standard deviations from the mean in normal samples