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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Changes in glycoprotein expression between primary breast tumour and synchronous lymph node metastases or asynchronous distant metastases

  Lymph node metastasis Distant metastasis
Number of patients 14 9
  with 2 samples 14 7
  with 3 samples 0 2
Age, mean, range (years) 54, 25-79 53, 36-68
Site of metastasis   
  Axilla 14  
  Abdomen   3
  Lung   2
  Skeleton   2
  Skin   2
  Ipsilateral breast   1
  Contralateral axilla   1
Tumour sizea, mean range (mm) 35, 10-110 19, 13-28
  Missing 0 2
ERa   
  Positive 8 6
  Negative 6 3
ERb   
  Positive 7 4
  Negative 5 4c
  Missing 2 3
Adjuvant treatmentd   
  Radiotherapy 78% 22%
  Endocrine therapy 64% 22%
  Chemotherapy 43% 11%
Neoadjuvant treatmente   
  Chemotherapy 14% 0%
  1. aOf the primary tumour.
  2. bOf the metastasis.
  3. cOne patient had an ER+ primary tumour and an ER- distant metastasis.
  4. dAfter primary surgery.
  5. eBefore primary surgery.