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Table 1 Histopathological characteristics of breast cancers and normal healthy controls

From: Differential profiling of breast cancer plasma proteome by isotope-coded affinity tagging method reveals biotinidase as a breast cancer biomarker

Characteristics Discovery by ICAT & qualification Verification in a blinded set
Normal healthy control   
   No. cases 6 21
   Age (median) 36-51(49.5) 17-49 (35)
Breast cancer   
   No. cases 6 21
   Age (median) 36-51 (49.5) 36-78 (50)
   Histological grade Grade 1 (2), Grade 2 (2), Grade 3 (2) Grade 0 (5), Grade 1 (4), Grade 2 (9), Grade 3 (2), Grade 4 (1)
   Tumor size T1 (3), T2 (3) T0 (6), T1 (6), T2 (8), T3 (1)
   Lymph node status N0 (4), N2 (1), N3 (1) N0 (12), N1 (7), N2 (2)
   Metastasis M0 (6) M0 (20), M1(1)
   Estrogen receptor Negative (6) Negative (10), Positive (10)*
   Progesterone receptor Negative (6) Negative (12), Positive (8)*
  1. * Receptor type for one breast cancer patient was not determined.