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Table 1 Clinicopathology characteristics of patients

From: CXCR4-SDF-1 interaction potentially mediates trafficking of circulating tumor cells in primary breast cancer

Variable N %
All 147 100.0
T-stage   
 1 105 71.4
  > 1 42 28.6
N-stage   
 0 93 63.3
  > 1 53 36.1
Grade   
 1 and 2 89 60.5
 3 56 38.1
Histology   
 Invasive ductal carcinoma 127 86.4
 Other 20 13.6
Hormone receptor status   
 Negative for both 13 8.8
 Positive for either 134 91.2
HER2/neu status   
 Negative 126 85.7
 Positive 21 14.3
Ki 67 (cut-off 14 %)   
 Low 85 57.8
 High 62 42.2
Molecular subtype   
 Luminal A 85 57.8
 Luminal B 30 20.4
 HER2/neu positive 21 14.3
 Triple negative 11 7.5
CTC_EP   
 Present 20 13.6
 Absent 127 86.4
CTC_EMT   
 Present 20 13.6
 Absent 127 86.4
Any CTC   
 Present 37 25.2
 Absent 110 74.8