Table 1.

Clinico-pathological characteristics and epidemiologic data of the series of patients with MPM

Cells in culture (n = 67)Tumor samples (n = 108)
Gender, n (%)
 Male53 (79)79 (73)
 Female14 (21)29 (27)
Age (years)
 Median ± SD65 ± 1167 ± 10
 Range37–9139–90
Histology, n (%)
 Epithelioid48 (75)80 (78)
 Biphasic9 (14)13 (13)
 Sarcomatoid6 (9)7 (7)
 Desmoplastic1 (2)3 (3)
 Lymphohistiocytoid0 (0)1 [1)
Asbestos exposure, n (%)
 Exposed51 (80)67 (71)
 Nonexposed13 (20)27 (29)
Stage IMIG, n (%)
 Ind4 (5)
 IInd13 (17)
 IIInd30 (39)
 IVnd29 (38)
Survival (months)
 Median10.216.9
 Range0.3–118.80.1–69.6

Abbreviations: IMIG, International Mesothelioma Interest Group; nd, not determined.