Table 1

Pattern of serum collection among the 11 patients

PatientProspective serum collection plannedInitial serum available at diagnosis before primary therapySerial serum profile available during and after therapySerum available at last follow-up or death
1+++
2++++
3++ (1st sample after chemotherapy started)++
4++
5++Chemotherapy not startedChemotherapy not started
6+
7+
8++
9++
10+
11+