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Table 1 Gb3 expression and clinicopathological characteristics of primary breast carcinomas

From: Human breast cancer and lymph node metastases express Gb3 and can be targeted by STxB-vectorized chemotherapeutic compounds

Feature Gb3 + Gb3 -
Patients 62 45
Age** 51.0 53.9
Lymph node status   
Node-positive 33 34
Node-negative 29 11
Histological type   
Ductal 58 37
Lobular 1 3
Papillary 2 1
Others 1 4
Mitotic index* 2.0 2.5
Grade* 2.5 3.0
Estrogen receptor   
Positive 48 24
Negative 14 21
Progesterone receptor   
Positive 35 20
Negative 27 25
HER2   
Positive 40 25
Negative 22 20
Molecular classification   
Luminal A 6 7
Luminal B 42 16
Luminal B/HER2 + 31 15
Luminal B/HER2 - 11 1
HER2 positive 9 9
Triple Negative 5 10
Not classified 0 3
  1. *Median of mitotic index and grade; **Mean.