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Table 5 Clinicopathological parameters of urine samples analyzed in this study by pyrosequencing

From: Promoter methylation of DNA damage repair (DDR) genes in human tumor entities: RBBP8/CtIP is almost exclusively methylated in bladder cancer

Categorization n % analyzable
Controls: 51  
 Age (median 69)
  ≤ 69 years 28 54.9
  > 69 years 23 45.1
 Gender
  Male 48 94.1
  Female 3 5.9
 Diagnosis
  Disease-free 3 5.9
  Cystitis 5 9.8
  Benign prostatic hyperplasia 13 25.5
  Prostate cancer 21 41.2
  Testicular tumor 6 11.8
  Other 3 5.9
BLCA asscociateda 52  
 Age (median 71)
  ≤ 71 years 27 51.9
  > 71 years 25 48.1
 Gender
  Male 42 80.8
  Female 10 19.2
 Histological tumor gradeb
  Low grade 19 36.5
  High grade 30 57.7
  NA 3 5.8
 Tumor stageb
  pTa 21 40.4
  pTis 3 5.8
  pT1 11 21.2
  pT2 8 15.4
  pT3 7 13.5
  pT4 2 3.8
  1. aOnly urine samples of patients preoperatively diagnosed with primary bladder cancer (UC, without any other malignancy) were included
  2. bAccording to WHO 2004 classification