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Table 1 Clinical characteristics of the subjects included in the study (n = 127)

From: Gene expression profiling of peripheral blood cells for early detection of breast cancer

Diagnosis Number of samples
Total Breast Cancer 67
   Pure DCIS 10
Histological grade I 1
Histological grade II 2
Histological grade III 7
   Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) 49
Histological grade I 11
Histological grade II 17
Histological grade III 16
Histological grade Unknown 5
   Invasive Lobular Carcinoma (ILC) 4
Histological grade I 2
Histological grade II 2
Histological grade III 0
   Other invasive 4
Invasive Tubular Carcinoma (ITC) 2
Medullary Carcinoma 1
Other/mixed cases 1
Total Non-malignant 63*
   Benign changes 12
Fibroadenoma 1
Fibroadenoma and haematoma 1
Cyst 6
Unspecified findings 4
   No mammographic findings 42
   Controls 9
Breast feeding 1
Pregnant 3
Menstrual cycle (2 subjects) 5
Total samples 130*
  1. * Data from biological replicates were merged leaving 127 assays for analyses.
  2. DCIS = ductal carcinoma in situ