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Table 1 Distribution of metastatic behavior among molecular subtypes

From: A specific gene expression signature for visceral organ metastasis in breast cancer

  bone metastasis visceral metastasis metastasis timelinea time to develop metastasisb time to last eventc
yes no yes no early late
Molecular subtype Luminal A 54 11 41 24 48 18 45 37
Luminal B 33 10 35 8 33 10 41 40
HER2 like 10 8 14 4 15 3 35 21
Basal type 10 14 21 3 20 4 26 21
Normal like 1 0 1 0 1 0 10 1
  p .001 p .090 p .749 p .052 p .001
  1. acut-off point, 5 years
  2. btime from surgery date to the development of first metastasis in months
  3. ctime from development of first metastasis to the last event (death/last follow-up) in months