Skip to main content

Advertisement

Table 1 Patient- and tumor characteristics

From: Analysis of and prognostic information from disseminated tumour cells in bone marrow in primary breast cancer: a prospective observational study

Characteristics No of patients (%)
All patients 401 (100)
Age  
Median (range) 58 (29–91)
< 50 years 80 (20)
≥ 50 years 321 (80)
Mode of detection  
Screening detected 167 (42)
Clinical signs 232 (58)
Unknown 2
Tumor size  
≤ 20mm 263 (66)
> 20mm 136 (34)
Unknown 2
Node status  
N0 233 (60)
N+ 157 (40)
Unknown 11
NHG  
1 77 (20)
2 221 (56)
3 94 (24)
Unknown 9
ER status  
Positive 312 (80)
Negative 77 (20)
Unknown 12
PR status  
Positive 242 (62)
Negative 147 (38)
Unknown 12
Surgery breast  
Mastectomy 157 (39)
Breast concerving surgery 243 (61)
Unknown 1
Surgery axilla  
Axillary dissection 247 (63)
Sentinel node biopsy 142 (37)
No Surgery (incl in clinical trial) 12
Adjuvant treatment No adjuvant treatment 137 (34)
Only Chemotherapy 65 (16)
Only Endocrine therapy 197 (49)
Missing 2
Radiotherapy  
Breast 198 (49)
Locoregional lymph nodes 35 (9)
Breast + locoregional 39 (10)
  1. Abbreviations: N0= node negative, N+= node positive, NHG= Nottingham histological grade, ER= oestrogen receptor, PR= progesterone receptor.