Table I Clinical and pathological characteristics of patients and their tumor
CharacteristicsTNBC cohort on TMA (n = 147)a
Age (years)
    Mean (S.D.)52.1 (13.3)
    ≤4034 (23.1%)
    41–5550 (34.0%)
    56–7048 (32.7%)
    >7015 (10.2%)
Menopausal status
    Premenopausal75 (51.0%)
    Postmenopausal72 (49.0%)
Tumor size (cm)
    Mean (S.D.)2.5 (1.2)
    pT1, ≤ 2 cm62 (42.2%)
    pT2+pT3, >2 cm77 (52.4%)
    Unknown8 (5.4%)
Grade
    Grade 11 (0.7%)
    Grade 222 (15.0%)
    Grade 3121 (82.3%)
    Unknown3 (2.0%)
Metastases within 5 years
    Yes39 (26.5%)
    No108 (73.5%)
  • a These 147 samples consist of samples (n = 48) overlapping with our LC-MS data set (5).