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Table 1 Characteristics of breast cancer patients analyzed for FAK staining using TMA

From: High focal adhesion kinase expression in breast carcinoma is associated with lymphovascular invasion and triple-negative phenotype

Characteristic Number (%)
Number of cases 196  
Age (median) 56 (range 27-91)
Positive lymph nodes (median) 4 (range 0-45)
Histological grade  
Grade I (well differentiated) 7 (3.7%)
Grade II (moderately differentiated) 36 (19.1%)
Grade III (poorly differentiated) 145 (77.1%)
Stage  
Stage IIA 58 (29.7%)
Stage IIB 75 (38.5%)
Stage IIIA 23 (11.8%)
Stage IIIB 26 (13.3%)
Stage IIIC 4 (2.1%)
Stage IV 9 (4.6%)
Estrogen receptor (ER)  
Positive 155 (79.9%)
Negative 39 (20.1%)
Progesterone receptor (PR)  
Positive 112 (57.7%)
Negative 82 (42.3%)
HER-2  
Positive 41 (21.2%)
Negative 152 (78.8%)
Triple Negative status  
No 168 (87.5%)
Yes 24 (12.5%)
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI)  
No 91 (49.5%)
Yes 93 (50.5%)
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