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Table 1 Clinical and pathological characteristics in relation to distant relapse

From: Allelic imbalances of chromosomes 8p and 18q and their roles in distant relapse of early stage, node-negative breast cancer

Characteristic Number of patients No distant relapse (n) Distant relapse (n) p-value
Grade     
   1 27 23 4 <0.001
   2 20 13 7  
   3 18 5 13  
Menopausal status     
   Pre 26 15 11 0.46
   Post 39 26 13  
Size     
   <2 cm 39 29 10 0.02
   ≥2 cm 26 12 14  
Growth pattern     
   Expansive 42 24 18 0.18
   Infiltrative 23 17 6  
Necrosis     
   No 50 37 13 <0.001
   Yes 15 4 11  
Angiogenesis     
   Chalkey mean low 35 28 7 0.002
   Chalkey mean high 30 13 17  
Fibrotic focus     
   No 29 24 5 0.003
   Yes 36 17 19  
  1. P-values are based on chi-squared test and Fisher's exact test.