Table 1

Semiquantitative interpretation of PRAME expression by Northern blotting

Scores were determined by relating the PRAME signal intensities of patients to those of testis RNA. Both absolute numbers of cases (bold numbers) and percentage of patients within each stage (numbers in italics) are listed.

ScoreStage 4SStage 1Stage 2Stage 3Stage 4All patients
n = 24n = 7n = 15n = 28n = 94
0 9 8 1 2 0 20
45% 33% 14% 13% 0% 21%
1 8 10 3 7 6 34
40% 42% 43% 47% 21% 36%
2 1 2 2 1 8 14
5% 8% 29% 7% 29% 15%
3 2 4 1 5 14 26
10% 17% 14% 33% 50% 28%