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Table 1 Clinico-pathological features of the breast cancer patients included in the study

From: Lymphocyte depletion and repopulation after chemotherapy for primary breast cancer

   number (%)
(n = 88)
Age range: 24-74  
  mean: 52  
Smoking smokers 25 (28)
  non-smokers 63 (72)
Tumour grade 1 2 (2)
  2 37 (42)
  3 49 (56)
Tumour size <2cm 42 (48)
  2 - 5cm 33 (37)
  > = 5cm 13 (15)
Surgery breast conservation 53 (60)
  mastectomy 34 (39)
  no surgery 1 (1)
ER/PR status positive 57 (65)
  negative 31 (35)
Her2 status positive 16 (18)
  negative 72 (82)
Nodal status negative 38 (43)
  positive 50 (57)
Chemotherapy EC/FEC 39 (44)
EC + TAX (+G-CSF) 44 (50)
others 6 (7)
neoadjuvant 18 (20)
adjuvant 70 (80)
Endocrine none 31 (35)
  tamoxifen 37 (42)
  aromatase inhibitors 20 (23)
Radiotherapy yes 73 (83)
  no 15 (17)