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Table 1 Clinical data on the 46 patients included in the main study.

From: Merging transcriptomics and metabolomics - advances in breast cancer profiling

Characteristics Summary
Age, mean (range) years 64 (30 - 91)
Tumor size, mean (sd) (cm) 2.5 (± 1.4)
   I 5
   II 17
   III 21
   NA 3
Axillary lymph node status  
   Negative 22
   Positive 20
   NA 4
Oestrogen receptor (ER) status  
   Negative 5
   Positive 41
Progesterone receptor (PgR) status  
   Negative 9
   Positive 36
   NA 1
  1. All patients were diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC). All characteristics, except for age and tumor size, are summarized by number of patients in each group. ER and PgR were determined by immunohistochemistry, and samples with ≥10% staining cancer cells were considered receptor positive.