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Table 2 Breast cancer: general characteristics of basaloid tumors

From: Triple-negative breast cancer

Strong cytokeratin 5/6, cytokeratin 14, and cytokeratin 17 expression
Negative hormone receptor tumors, with low expression of HER2
May express epidermal growth factor receptors and c-kit receptors
High histologic grade and worse prognosis than nonbasaloid triple-negative tumors
BRCA1 mutation