Table 1

Summary of patients and sample dataa

StageMelanocytic neviHealthy donorsTotal
IIIIII/IV
Patients5849471230196
(samples)(99)(65)(116)(15)(32)(327)
No. of samples (per number of patients)
 1203618928111
 23511133264
 33159
 4123
 555
 644
Male/Female19/3916/3320/277/515/1577/119
Age56.8 ± 14.856.1 ± 20.850.8 ± 14.449.3 ± 15.743.9 ± 19.2
Growth pattern
 SSMb392724
 NMM71710
 ALM4411
 LMM812
  • a Stage of disease, sex, age, and histological growth pattern of the primary tumor in 154 patients with malignant melanomas, 12 patients with benign melanocytic nevi, and 30 healthy blood donors.

  • b SSM, superficial spreading melanoma; NMM, nodular malignant melanoma; ALM, acral lentiginous melanoma; LMM, lentigo maligna melanoma.