Dataset features


Application: Gene expression microarray analysis
Number of samples: 79
Release date: Aug 18 2014
Last update date: Nov 9 2017
Access: Public
Diseases: Melanoma, Neoplasms
Dataset link Determination of prognosis in metastatic melanoma through integration of clinico-pathologic, mutation, mRNA, microRNA, and protein information

Experimental Protocol

Samples eligible for this study (n=84) were obtained from lymph node specimens (Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA) Biospecimen Bank) in which macroscopic tumor was observed, obtained from patients believed to be without distant metastases at the time of tumor banking based on clinical examination and computerised axial tomographic scanning of the brain, chest, abdomen and pelvis. Specimens were macro-dissected at time of banking and subsequently reviewed to meet minimum criteria for tumor cell content (>80%) and amount of necrosis (<30%). Linked clinical and pathologic data were obtained from the MIA research database. We previously analyzed the distribution of survival times in these samples and identified more favorable and less favorable groups as patients having time from surgery to death from melanoma greater than 4 years with no sign of relapse (n=25) or less than 1 year (n=22), respectively (Mann et al. 2013, PMID: 22931913). Since that publication, survival data have been re-extracted from the MIA research database for all patients and brought up to date, revealing discrepancies affecting survival class in the case of four patients compared with the previous dataset. The current survival data are considered to be more accurate. MRNA expression profiling and somatic mutation profiling, were performed as previously described in Mann et al. 2013 (PMID: 22931913).










Graham Mann
Graham J. Mann