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Table 4 Relation between clinical staging with grade, hormonal (HR) status and post chemotherapy tumour size showing status of surgical margin in patient who did BCS

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

Clinical Stage N Grade HR status Post-chemotherapy tumour size
   G II G III HR + HR - < 4 cm 4-5 cm
T3N0 8 (6) 6 (5) 2 (1) 8 (6) 0 (0) 5 (5) 3 (1)
T3N1 20 (17) 12 (10) 8 (7) 17 (15) 3 (2) 12 (12) 8 (5)
T3N2 4 (2) 2 (0) 2 (2) 1 (0) 3 (2) 2 (2) 2 (0)
T2N2 4 (4) 2 (2) 2 (2) 3 (3) 1 (1) 4 (4) 0 (0)
Total 36 (29) 22 (17) 14 (12) 29 (23) 7 (6) 23 (23) 13 (6)
  1. N.B.: Numbers between brackets refer to numbers of patients who did BCS with free surgical margins in different stage groups according to grade, HR status and post chemotherapy tumour size.