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Table 4 Clinical characteristics of patients according to HPV status

From: High-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA sequences in metaplastic breast carcinomas of Mexican women

Factor HPV – (n = 12) HPV + (n = 8) p
Age 49 (14.5) 48.9 (14.3) 0.98
Tumor size ( longer ) 6.6 (3.4) 3.7 (1.9) 0.042
Tumor side
Left 7 2 0.14
Right 5 6  
Histological grade
Moderate 0 2 0.15
Poor 12 6  
T classification
T2 3 1 0.25
T3 3 5  
T4 6 2  
N classification
N0 7 3 0.65
N1 5 5  
TNM Stage
II 5 3 0.85
III 7 5  
Recurrence
No 8 4 0.65
Yes 4 4  
Overall survival NR 95.7 0.79
  1. HPV: Human papillomavirus; – negative; + positive; p: Probability value. Overall survival is described in median values (months); NR: Median not reached.