Table 1.

Characteristics of early-stage breast cancer patients

Women enrolled in study14
Average age and range (y)52 (33-80)
Race, n (%)
    Caucasian13 (93)
    African American1 (7)
Menopausal status, n (%)
    Postmenopausal9 (64)
    Premenopausal5 (36)
Stage of breast cancer, n (%)
    Stage 0/DCIS1 (7)
    Stage I7 (50)
    Stage II6 (43)
Average tumor size and range (cm)3.6 (1.4-7.0)
Type of tumor, n (%)
    Invasive ductal11 (79)
    Invasive lobular1 (7)
    Mixed ductal/lobular1 (7)
    DCIS1 (7)
Tumor receptor status, n (%)
    ER+9 (64)
    PR+8 (57)
Lymph node–positive disease, n (%)4 (29)
Known BRCA1/BRCA2 mutation carriers, n (%)0 (0)
  • Abbreviations: ER, estrogen receptor; PR, progesterone receptor.