Table 3

Post-surgical chemotherapy by risk of distant metastasis according to ER and lymph node status, 2002 and 2004, Piedmont Region, Italy
Low Risk* Medium-to-high risk§ p value
N and % N and %
2002 6/42 268/409 0.04
(14.3%) (65.5%)
2004 1/71 252/396
(1.4%) (63.6%)

ER: estrogen receptor.

* ER-positive and size ≤ 2 cm and grading=1 with negative lymph node status.

§ ALL patients with positive lymph node status or estrogen receptor-negative or size > 2 cm or grading ≥ 2 regardless of lymph node status.

Sacerdote et al.

Sacerdote et al. BMC Health Services Research 2013 13:28   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-13-28

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