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Table 1 Size of the abstract sets returned from queries of breast and lung cancer

From: Semi-automated literature mining to identify putative biomarkers of disease from multiple biofluids

Breast cancer Lung cancer
Biofluid Positives Negatives Biofluid Positives Negatives
Bile 360 40,250 Bile 328 40,290
Blood 18,939 1,540,721 Blood 15,710 1,522,046
Breastmilk 1,047 17,874 Breastmilk 99 18,834
CSF 252 42,711 CSF 298 42,676
Mucus 116 25,122 Mucus 1,445 23,801
Plasma 4,327 342,415 Plasma 3,227 343,678
Saliva 149 22,694 Saliva 86 22,770
Semen 40 12,956 Semen 9 12,989
Serum 7,410 415,218 Serum 6,029 412,897
SF 18 7,699 SF 18 7,671
Stool 123 37,574 Stool 90 37,619
Sweat 321 11,079 Sweat 88 11,673
Tears 40 11,651 Tears 10 11,673
Urine 1,154 125,462 Urine 918 86,776
Total 34,296 2,653,396 Total 28,355 2,595,034
  1. CSF = cerebrospinal fluid; SF = synovial fluid.