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Table 1 Patient, tumor, and surgical therapy characteristics of all female cases with primary, non-metastatic, unilateral breast cancer diagnosed at the Heidelberg Breast Care Unit between 01 January 2003 and 31 December 2012

From: Prognosis of breast cancer molecular subtypes in routine clinical care: A large prospective cohort study

Total cases (n = 4102)Number of casesPercent (%)
Patient characteristics
Age at diagnosis in years (n = 4102)
 median57 years
  < 51135533.0
 51–65163839.9
  > 65110927.0
 total4102100.0
Menopausal status (n = 4102)
 pre137733.6
 peri1303.2
 post249860.9
 missing972.4
 total4102100.0
Affected breast (n = 4102)
 left206650.4
 right203649.6
 total4102100.0
Tumor characteristics
Main tumor histology (n = 4102)
 In-situ Carcinoma49912.2
 Invasive Carcinoma360387.8
 Invasive ductal carcinoma (no specific type)308285.5
 Invasive lobular carcinoma48113.3
 other (e.g. invasive medullar/mixed)401.1
 total4102100.0
T stage for invasive cases with adjuvant therapy (n = 2997)
pT1186362.2
 pT1a161 
 pT1b486
 pT1c1202
 pTmic7
 unknown7
pT290930.3
pT31384.6
pT4581.9
pTx/missing291.0
total2997100.0
T stage for invasive cases with neoadjuvant therapy (n = 606)
ypT016827.7
ypTis162.6
ypT122437.0
 ypT1a47 
 ypT1b52
 ypT1c115
 ypTmic8
 unknown2
ypT212721.0
ypT3477.8
ypT4162.6
ypTx/missing81.3
total606100.0
N stage for invasive cases (n = 3603)
 pN0247368.6
 pN165518.2
 pN22436.7
 pN31584.4
 pNx/missing742.1
 total3603100.0
Grading (invasive cases, n = 3603)
 Grade 160016.7
 Grade 2192453.4
 Grade 396226.7
 missing1173.2
 total3603100.0
Estrogen receptor (invasive cases, n = 3603)
 positive287779.9
 negative58516.2
 missing1413.9
 total3603100.0
Progesterone receptor (invasive cases, n = 3603)
 positive259972.1
 negative85923.8
 missing1454.0
 total3603100.0
HER2 receptor (invasive cases, n = 3603)
 positive3469.6
 negative311886.5
 missing1393.9
 total3603100.0
Ki-67 status (invasive cases, n = 3603)
 < 14 %146340.6
 ≥ 14 %154142.8
 missing59916.6
 total3603100.0
Surgical therapy characteristics
Surgical therapy (n = 4102)
 Breast Conserving Surgery299973.1
 Mastectomy110326.9
 total4102100.0
Axillary staging (n = 4102)
 SLND only167140.7
 SLND + ALND50112.2
 ALND only160039.0
 none3308.1
 total4102100.0
  1. SLND sentinel lymphadenectomy, ALND axillary lymphadenectomy