Table 1

Patient characteristics

Case No.

Age

Gender

Biopsy site

Prior cancer

history

Morphology

CUP treatment regimen


1

70-79

F

Liver

Breast

Moderately-differentiated adenocarcinoma

supportive care only


2

70-79

M

Mesentery

None

Poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma

supportive care only


3

60-69

F

Soft Tissue

Breast

Poorly-differentiated carcinoma

supportive care only


4

50-59

F

Peritoneum

None

Poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma

paclitaxel/carboplatin/gemcitabine


5

80-89

F

Bone

Breast

Poorly-differentiated carcinoma

radiation


6

80-89

F

Soft tissue

None

Moderately-differentiated carcinoma

supportive care only


7

80-89

M

Pleura

Prostate, Bladder

Moderately-differentiated adenocarcinoma

supportive care only


8

60-69

F

Peritoneum

None

Poorly-differentiated carcinoma

paclitaxel/carboplatin


9

70-79

F

Peritoneum

Rectal

Poorly-differentiated carcinoma

supportive care only


10

50-59

F

Peritoneum

Ovarian

Well-differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma

supportive care only


11

60-69

F

Peritoneum

Breast

Poorly-differentiated carcinoma

paclitaxel/carboplatin


12

50-59

F

Right Femur

N/A

Metastatic, well-to- moderately differentiated adenocarcinoma

N/A


13

50-59

F

Left Femur

N/A

Metastatic, poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma

N/A


14

70-79

F

Lymph Node

N/A

Metastatic poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma

N/A


15

70-79

F

Lung (Upper Lobe)

N/A

Moderately-differentiated papillary adenocarcinoma

N/A


16

60-69

F

Omentum

N/A

Metastatic poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma

N/A


17

70-79

M

Abdominal Wall

N/A

Metastatic poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma

N/A


18

70-79

M

Right Groin

N/A

Metastatic adenocarcinoma

N/A


19

40-49

M

Colon/Omentum

N/A

Poorly-differentiated adenocarcinoma

N/A


20

60-69

M

Right Clavicle

N/A

Moderately-differentiated mucinous adenocarcinoma

N/A


21

60-69

F

Liver/Lymph Node

N/A

Liver: poorly-differentiated carcinoma

LN: metastatic poorly-differentiated carcinoma

N/A


N/A = not available

Monzon et al. Diagnostic Pathology 2010 5:3   doi:10.1186/1746-1596-5-3

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