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Table 1 Patients' characteristics

From: Feasibility of breast conservation after neoadjuvant taxene based chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer: a Prospective Phase I trial

  Baseline characteristics of all patients (n = 45) Patients who were eligible for BCS (n = 36)
  N % N %
Age at diagnosis     
   < 50 27 60 22 61.1
   ≥50 18 40 14 38.9
Tumour size     
   ≤5 cm 4 8.9 4 11.1
   > 5 cm 41 91.1 32 88.9
Tumour site     
   Upper outer quadrant 32 71.1 26 72.2
   Lower outer quadrant 9 20 7 19.4
   Upper inner quadrant 4 8.9 3 8.3
Laterality     
   Right sided 24 53.3 19 52.8
   Left sided 21 46.7 17 47.2
Clinical staging     
   T3N0 10 22.2 8 22.2
   T3N1 25 55.6 20 55.6
   T3N2 6 13.3 4 11.1
   T2N2 4 8.9 4 11.1
Histologic grade     
   Grade II 30 66.7 25 69.4
   Grade III 15 33.3 11 30.6
Hormonal status (HR)     
   HR positive 37 82.2 30 83.3
   HR negative 8 17.8 6 16.7
Total 45 100 36 100