Skip to main content

Table 2 Patients characteristics

From: Variable expression levels of keratin and vimentin reveal differential EMT status of circulating tumor cells and correlation with clinical characteristics and outcome of patients with metastatic breast cancer

No of patients 61
No of CTCs 1262
Age  
Median (range) 62 (23–82)
  N (%)
Menopausal status  
Pre 17 (27.9)
Post 41 (67.2)
UN 3 (4.9)
ER  
Positive 38 (62.3)
Negative 20 (32.8)
UN 3 (4.9)
PR  
Positive 30 (49.2)
Negative 28 (45.9)
UN 3 (4.9)
HER 2  
Positive 14 (22.9)
Negative 44 (72.1)
UN 3 (4.9)
Triple negative 11 (18.0)
Histology grade  
1 1 (1.6)
2 16 (26.2)
3 26 (42.6)
UN 18 (29.5)
No of CTCs/patients  
Median (range) 2- 162
2-4 21 (34.4)
≥5 40 (65.6)