Table 1

Patient and biopsy information from the tumors of paired (tumor and normal from the same breast) tissue samples.

Patient No.

Diagnosisa

SBR Gradeb

Age

ERc

PRc

Malignant lymph nodesd


1

IDC

III/III

43

-

-

NS

2

IDC

III/III

55

-

-

0/11

3

IDC

III/III

67

-

-

0/17

4

IDC

III/III

49

-

-

NS

5

IDC

III/III

59

+++

+++

0/9

6

IDC

III/III

75

-

-

0/10

7

IDC

II/III

60

-

-

15/15

8

IDC

III/III

34

-

-

1/15

9

IDC

III/III

70

++++

-

0/5

10

IDC

II/III

69

na

na

0/16

11

IDC

III/III

49

++

+

0/8


a IDC: infiltrating duct carcinoma b SBR: Scarff-Bloom-Richardson histological grading system c ER and PR concentration codes: - receptor values less than 24 + receptor values between 25 and 99 ++ receptor values between 100 and 249 +++ receptor values between 250 and 549 ++++ receptor values > 550 d Number of lymph nodes assessed as malignant out of total number examined na: not available NS: No lymph nodes submitted with specimen

Lewis et al. BMC Cancer 2004 4:27   doi:10.1186/1471-2407-4-27

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