Table 1: Are the germinal center B cell, proliferation, lymph node and T cell gene expression signatures independent features of the DLBCL
address this question, we defined a signature "average" for each DLBCL case by computing the geometric average of the expression ratios for each gene
in the signature. For each different signature, this process produced an array of signature averages derived from each DLBCL. Table 1 presents the
Pearson correlation coefficients that were computed from each pairwise comparison of these arrays of signature averages. The proliferation and T cell
signatures were moderately anti-correlated while the T cell and lymph node signatures were positively correlated. Strikingly, though, the germinal
center signature was independent of the proliferation, lymph node and T cell signatures.
of Gene Expression Signatures in DLBCL
Presented are the Pearson correlation
coefficients for each pairwise comparison of average gene expression signatures
across all DLBCL clinical samples.
Table 2: Which of the gene expression signatures evident in DLBCLs predict clinical outcome?
Table 2 presents correlation coefficients defived from comparisons
of various average gene expression signatures (see legend to Table 1) and overall length of survival in DLBCL. The proliferation, T cell and lymph
node signatures did not strongly correlate with overall survival while the germinal center B cell signature did, with high statistical significance
(p<0.0048). Thus, by this measure, the proliferation rate and the extent of the host response to the tumor had less influence on clinical outcome than
the underlying differentiation stage of the malignant cell. The influence of the germinal center B cell signature on overall survival in DLBCL by this
analysis is consistent with the findings in Figure 5.
of Gene Expression Signatures To Overall Survival in DLBCL
Presented are the Pearson correlation coefficients and probability measures for the comparison of each
average gene expression with overall time of survival across all DLBCL patients