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Table 1 Overview of tissue cores assembled in the 2 C/TMAs, including controls from reactive effusions and histologic solid tumors.

From: Automated ERCC1 immunochemistry on hybrid cytology/tissue microarray of malignant effusions: evaluation of antibodies 8F1 and D-10

  C/TMA 1 C/TMA 2 Total
  n n n %
Tumoral cell blocks     
Female Genital Tract Ca 13 26 39 33.3
Lung Adeno Ca 12 11 23 19.7
Mesothelioma 6 9 15 12.8
Unknown Primary 12 2 14 11.9
Gastro-Intestinal Ca 3 9 12 10.3
Breast Ca 3 7 10 8.6
Other 4   4 3.4
Total 53 64 117 100
Control cell blocks     
Reactive pleural effusion 5    
Total 5    
Control histology     
Female Genital Tract Ca 2 10   
Lung Adeno Ca 1 10   
Breast Ca 1 10   
Mesothelioma 1    
Oesophagus Ca 1    
Colon Ca 1    
Lung Squamous Cell Ca 1    
Prostata Ca 1    
Bladder Ca 1    
Thoracic Lymph Node 1    
Total 11 30