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Table 1 Characteristics of breast cancer patients and tumors

From: High STAT1 mRNA levels but not its tyrosine phosphorylation are associated with macrophage infiltration and bad prognosis in breast cancer

  Cohort A Cohort B
Characteristic   % of patients   % of patients
Total patients, n 96   36  
Age at diagnosis, years     
Mean 58   59  
Range 30-90   35-80  
Menopause, n 68 71 -  
Histotype, n     
Infiltrating ductal cancer 73 76 21 58
Infiltrating lobular cancer 10 10 1 3
Others 13a 14 14 39
Stage, n     
I 34 35 1 3
II 55 57 20 56
III/IV 7 7 11 31
Unknown 0   4 10
Lymph node status, n     
Positive 54 56 19 53
Negative 38 40 17 47
Unknown 4 4 0  
ER status, n     
Positive 67 70 23 64
Negative 26 27 13 36
Unknown 3 3 0  
Tumor recurrence, n 31 32 19 53
Patient death, n 52 53 14 39
Follow-up, years     
Median 9.1   6.8  
Range 0.1-22   0.6-10  
  1. athree mucinous, four medullary, one comedo, five unknown.