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Table 2 Characteristics of the second series of 104 ERα-positive postmenopausal breast tumor patients, and relation to RFS

From: Identification of a three-gene expression signature of poor-prognosis breast carcinoma

   RFS
  Number of patients Number of events (%)a P valueb
Age    NS (0.92)
   ≤70 52 17 (32.6)  
   >70 52 14 (26.9)  
SBR histological grade c    0.0005
   I 13 0  
   II 67 17 (25.3)  
   III 23 13 (56.5)  
Lymph node status    NS (0.17)
   Node-negative 17 2 (11.7)  
   Node-positive 87 29 (33.3)  
Macroscopic tumor size d    0.015
   ≤30 mm 71 16 (22.5)  
   >30 mm 31 14 (45.1)  
  1. a: First relapses (local and/or regional recurrences, and/or metastases)
  2. b: Log-rank test. NS, not significant.
  3. c: Scarff Bloom Richardson classification. Information available for 103 patients.
  4. d: Information available for 102 patients.