Table 1.

Comparison of RASSF1aM qRT-PCR with cytology and with qRT-PCR using a panel of RNA targets in BM samples at initial diagnosis from 77 patients

Diagnosis samplesStage 1,2Stage 3Stage 4sStage 4
Bone marrow cytology
RASSF1aM++++
 +000741358
 −013060102
Panel of RNA markers
RASSF1aM++++
 +003441430
 −310150111

NOTE: +, amplification of marker; −, no amplification of marker.