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Table 2 Number of double-stained CTCs/250,000 PBMCs in early and metastatic breast cancer patientsa

From: Epithelial to mesenchymal transition markers expressed in circulating tumour cells of early and metastatic breast cancer patients

Early breast cancer Metastatic breast cancer
Patient Vim+CK+ Vim-CK+ Twist+CK+ Twist-CK+ Patient Vim+CK+ Vim-CK+ Twist+CK+ Twist-CK+
1 64 51 83 100 1 5 0 4 0
2 25 63 29 142 2 45 0 8 0
3 31 111 578 68 3 21 0 7 0
4 35 28 53 85 4 2 0 4 0
5 135 199 18 134 5 74 20 45 0
6 100 158 28 170 6 7 7 3 6
7 170 254 89 423 7 7 2 420 0
8 0 0 74 4 8 21 69 2 0
9 0 1 71 95 9 10 90 3 0
10 140 4 0 1 10 2 0 2 0
11 22 0 0 0 11 3 15 103 36
12 17 0 74 88 12 67 3 9 1
13 0 4 8 0 13 4 0 0 0
14 0 0 0 3 14 3 3 42 0
15 7 1 0 4 15 1 0 1 0
16 10 3 12 0 16 1 0 1 0
17 0 0 0 0 17 10 2 55 0
18 28 12 0 0 18 325 97 5 7
19 0 0 0 10 19 17 1 13 0
20 0 1 2 0 20 3 0 0 0
21 2 0 13 0 21 2 0 2 0
22 2 0 0 9 22 2 1 2 0
23 306 0 380 0 23 9 0 658 0
24 1 0 0 2 24 192 4 44 0
25 24 0 1 0 25 40 0 80 0
  1. aCTCs = circulating tumour cells; PBMCs = peripheral blood mononuclear cells; Vim = vimentin; CK = cytokeratin.