Table 1

 Overview of the distribution of clinicopathological parameters in both patient cohorts

CharacteristicJapaneseGerman
n = 41n = 161
Menopausal status
    Premenopausal28 (68%)51 (32%)
    Postmenopausal13 (32%)110 (68%)
Stage
    I14 (35%)51 (32%)
    IIa11 (27%)40 (25%)
    IIb5 (11%)24 (15%)
    IIIa4 (10%)18 (11%)
    IIIb4 (10%)20 (12%)
    IV3 (7%)8 (5%)
Grade
    I8 (19%)18 (11%)
    II18 (44%)77 (48%)
    III15 (37%)66 (41%)
Tumour type
    Ductal invasive36 (87%)121 (75%)
    Lobular invasive5 (13%)25 (16%)
    Miscellaneous subtypes15 (9%)
Oestrogen receptor status
    Negative18 (43%)65 (40%)
    Positive23 (57%)96 (60%)