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Table 1 Clinical data for patients and control subjects from centers 1 and 2

From: Using transcriptomics to identify and validate novel biomarkers of human skeletal muscle cancer cachexia

  Center 1 Center 1 Center 2
  no-cancer patients patients
  (n = 7) (n = 52) (n = 13)
Male/female 5/2 34/18 12/1
Age (years) 51 (5.5) 66 (1.3)* 65 (1.5)*
% weight loss 0 8.9 (1.1)* 7.7 (2.0)*
BMI 30.6 (1.3) 25.5 (0.5)* 25.5 (1.2)
CRP 2.8 (0.7) 17.4 (4.4) -
MAMC 25.9 (1.3) 24.4 (0.4) -
  1. Mean (standard error of the mean) values are presented. *P < 0.05 compared with center 1 control. Center 1: Edinburgh, UK; centre 2: Stockholm, Sweden. BMI: body mass index; CRP: C reactive protein; MAMC: mid-arm muscle circumference.