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Table 1 Characteristics of patient cohorts recruited for the study

From: Serum biomarkers for neurofibromatosis type 1 and early detection of malignant peripheral nerve-sheath tumors

  Controls NF1 patients NF1 patients NF1 patients
   w/o PNF w/o MPNST with PNF w/o MPNST with MPNST
n 41 35 39 30
mean age in years 47 (range 24–66) 32 (range 14–48) 34 (range 15–63) 34 (range 16–62)
/ 22/19 22/13 17/22 17/13
whole body MRI   25/35 33/39 30/30