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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of 78 patients

From: Early metabolic response using FDG PET/CT and molecular phenotypes of breast cancer treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy

Characteristics No. of Pt (%)
Median age (range) 45 (range 29-69)
   Age < 50 56 (71.8)
   Age ≥50 22 (28.2)
Performance status  
   ECOG 0 23 (29.5)
   ECOG 1 55 (70.5)
Pathologic characteristics  
   Invasive ductal carcinoma 74 (94.9)
   Others 4 (5.1)
Initial clinical stage  
   IIA 1 (1.3)
   IIB 11 (14.1)
   IIIA 47 (60.3)
   IIIB 13 (16.7)
   IIIC 6 (7.7)
Inflammatory breast cancer  
   Yes 3 (3.8)
   No 75 (96.2)
Type of surgery  
   Breast conserving 44 (56.4)
   Mastectomy 34 (43.6)
Adjuvant hormonal therapy  
   Yes 52 (66.7)
   No 26 (33.3)
Adjuvant radiation therapy  
   Yes 66 (84.6)
   No 12 (15.4)
  1. ECOG, Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group.