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Table 2 Clinical and pathological characteristics in breast cancer patients with and without brown fat

From: A pilot study of FDG PET/CT detects a link between brown adipose tissue and breast cancer

  Brown fat + Brown fat +
Race   
White 7 (43.8) 38 (47.5)
Black 6 (37.5) 39 (48.8)
Other 3 (18.7) 3 ( 3.7)
Tumor size (cm) 3.26 ± 1.85 3.38 ± 1.74
Tumor histology (%)   
Ductal 14 (87.5) 59 (73.8)
Adeno 0 (0.0) 1 ( 1.3)
Lobular 0 (0.0) 9 (11.3)
Unknown 2 (12.5) 11 (13.7)
Nodal metastasis   
Positive 8 (50.0) 32 (40.0)
Negative 3 (18.8) 17 (21.3)
Unknown 5 (31.2) 36 (45.0)
Distant metastasis   
Positive 8 (50.0) 44 (55.0)
Negative 8 (50.0) 36 (45.0)
Stage   
I 0 4 ( 5.0)
II 3 (18.8) 15 (18.8)
III 3 (18.8) 9 (11.3)
IV 10 (52.5) 45 (56.3)
Unknown 0 7 ( 8.7)
ER   
Positive 10 (62.5) 42 (52.5)
Negative 4 (25.0) 27 (33.8)
Unknown 2 (12.5) 11 (13.8)
PR   
Positive 7 (43.8) 36 (45.0)
Negative 6 (37.5) 33 (41.3)
Unknown 3 (18.7) 11 (13.7)
HER2   
Positive 6 (37.5) 12 (15.0)
Negative 7 (43.8) 54 (67.5)
Unknown 3 (18.7) 14 (17.5)
Grade   
I 0 4 ( 5.0)
II 5 (31.3) 15 (18.8)
III 7 (43.8) 28 (35.0)
Unknown 4 (25.0) 33 (41.2)