Table 1

Patient characteristics

CharacteristicNo of patients%
All cases*40100
Histological type
 Ductal carcinoma3177.5
 Lobular carcinoma512.5
 Other carcinoma410
Tumour size (mm)
Nodal status
Histological grade
Tumour proliferation (surgery specimen)
 MIB-1 <14%2152.5
  • * All cases were hormone receptor positive (ER ≥60% positive tumour cells) and HER-2 negative (Dako score 0–2; in the case of Dako score 2+ without amplification using silver-enhanced in-situ hybridisation).

  • Data were not available for all samples.