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Table 1 Clinical and pathological characteristics

From: E-cadherin expression in primary carcinomas of the breast and its distant metastases

Number of patients 30
Median age (range) (years) 53.9 (39–80)
Pathologic stage at diagnosis [n (%)]  
   Stage I 3 (10)
   Stage II 13 (43.3)
   Stage III 6 (20)
   Stage IV 2 (6.7)
Tumor size (range) (cm) 2.7 (0.5–7)
Histologic type [n (%)]  
   Ductal 22 (73)
   Lobular 8 (27)
Histologic grade [n (%)]  
   Grade 1 6 (20)
   Grade 2 17 (57)
   Grade 3 7 (23)
Lymph node status [n (%)]  
   Negative 7 (28)
   Positive 18 (72)
Estrogen receptor status [n (%)]  
   Negative 7 (27)
   Positive 19 (73)
Progesterone receptor status [n (%)]  
   Negative 9 (36)
   Positive 16 (64)
Median time to develop distant metastases (months)  
   Ductal 33
   Lobular 74