Table 1.

Sample information. TNM, tumour node metastasis; n.a., not applicable.

variablespatients with gastric cancer (n = 12)patients with breast cancer (n = 15)healthy donors (n = 13)
average age (years)58 ± 23.160.2 ± 19.256 ± 18.4
sexmale6male0male6
female6female15female7
TNM stageI5I8n.a.n.a.
II6II4n.a.n.a.
III1III3n.a.n.a.