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Table 1 Patient characteristics (N = 71)

From: Clinical and molecular characterization of virus-positive and virus-negative Merkel cell carcinoma

CharacteristicsAll (N = 71)
Age at initial diagnosis, years70 (10–93)
Age at initial diagnosis, years
 < =7036 (51%)
 > 7035 (49%)
Gender
 Female31 (44%)
 Male40 (56%)
Race
 Black or African American2 (3%)
 White69 (97%)
Initial site
 Head19 (27%)
 LE15 (21%)
 Trunk23 (32%)
 UE14 (20%)
AJCC stage at initial diagnosis
 I19 (27%)
 II10 (14%)
 III30 (42%)
 IV12 (17%)
Significant immunosuppression
 No61 (86%)
 Yes10 (14%)
Prior chemotherapy or radiation
 No53 (75%)
 Yes18 (25%)