Table 7

Relation between patient characteristics and steroid receptor status by immunocytochemistry and dextran-coated charcoal [159]

Estrogen receptor positive

Progesterone receptor positive



Parameter

n (%)

ICC (%)

DCC (%)

ICC (%)

DCC (%)


Axillary node status (n = 241)

N0

120 (49.8)

88 (73.3)

98 (81.7)

83 (69.1)

93 (77.5)

N+

121 (50.2)

75 (62.0)

89 (73.6)

75 (61.9)

94 (77.7)

Tumor size (cm) (n = 229a)

<2

86 (37.6)

59 (68.6)

69 (80.2)

60 (69.8)

69 (80.2)

2-5

128 (55.9)

88 (68.8)

101 (78.9)

84 (65.6)

100 (78.1)

>5

15 (6.6)

8 (53.3)

9 (60.0)

8 (53.3)

9 (60.0)

Tumor histology (n = 241)

Invasive ductal

171 (71.0)

120 (70.2)

136 (79.5)

119 (69.6)

136 (79.5)

Lobular

38 (15.8)

26 (68.4)

31 (81.6)

22 (57.9)

30 (78.9)

Otherb

32 (13.2)

17 (53.1)

20 (62.5)

17 (53.1)

21 (65.6)

Tumor grade (n = 217)c

1 + 2

142 (65.4)

106 (74.7)

118 (83.1)

104 (73.2)

119 (83.8)

3

75 (34.6)

41 (54.7)

52 (69.3)

36 (48.0)

53 (70.7)

Patient age (y) (n = 241)

≤50

63 (26.1)

26 (41.3)

42 (66.7)

45 (71.4)

54 (85.7)

>50

178 (73.9)

137 (77.0)

145 (81.5)

113 (63.5)

133 (74.7)


aNo information available on tumor size in 12 cases; bmucinous, tubular or medullary; cno information available on tumor grade in 24 cases. DCC: dextran-coated charcoal; ICC: immunocytochemistry.

Altman et al. BMC Medicine 2012 10:51   doi:10.1186/1741-7015-10-51

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