Table 1 Clinico-pathologic characteristics of primary carcinomas (n=130)

From: Aberrant methylation of the Wnt antagonist SFRP1 in breast cancer is associated with unfavourable prognosis

Variable Categorisation na %
Clinico-pathologic data:   
Age at diagnosis    
  median 57.5 years (range 28–86 years)   
  <50 years 34 26.2
  50 years 96 73.8
Tumour stageb    
  pTxc 6 4.6
  pT1 54 41.5
  pT2 60 46.2
  pT3 4 3.1
  pT4 6 4.6
Lymph node statusb   
  pNx 12 9.2
  pN0 68 52.3
  pN1–pN3 50 38.5
Histologic grade    
  Gx 5 3.8
  G1 12 9.2
  G2 70 53.8
  G3 43 33.1
Histologic type    
  Ductal 108 83.1
  Lobular 12 9.2
  Other 10 7.7
  1. aOnly female patients with primary, unilateral, invasive breast cancer were included.
  2. bAccording to UICC: TNM Classification of Malignant Tumours. 6th edn (2002) Sobin LH, Wittekind CH (eds.) Wiley, New York.
  3. cx: status unknown.