Table 3

Clinicopathological characteristics of triple negative breast cancers studied in this cohort

Clinicopathological features

Numbers


Age (years)

Mean

52

Minimum

38

Maximum

78

Tumour size (mm)

Mean

34.9 mm

Minimum

1.5 mm

Maximum

125 mm

Tumour grade

1

2

2

15

3

53

Histology

Invasive ductal carcinoma

66

Invasive lobular carcinoma

2

Papillary

1

Metaplastic

1

Growth pattern

Trabecular

38

Syncytial

32

Nuclear pleomorphism

Moderate

19

Marked

51

Lymphovascular invasion

Present

28

Absent

41

Not available

1

Axillary lymph node involvement

Involved

34

Not involved

31

Not available

5

Associated DCIS

Absent

19

Intermediate nuclear grade

28

High nuclear grade

11

Not available

12


DCIS, ductal carcinoma in situ.

Teng et al. Breast Cancer Research 2011 13:R35   doi:10.1186/bcr2857

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