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Table 1 AJCC-Classification of the patient population.

From: Methylated APC and GSTP1 genes in serum DNA correlate with the presence of circulating blood tumor cells and are associated with a more aggressive and advanced breast cancer disease

T-Stage
AJCC
Total
(n = 85)
FD
(n = 65)
RD
(n = 19)
0 2 2 0
I 18 16 2
IIa 15 15 0
IIb 8 8 0
IIIa 3 2 1
IIIb 9 8 1
IV 23* 9 13
-** 7** 5** 2**
  1. Clinical Staging of 85 breast cancer patients presenting with First Diagnosis (FD) or Recurrence Disease (RD) were enrolled in this study. T-Stage represents disease staging according to the American Joint Committee on Cancer.
  2. *1 patient RD/FD uncertain, **TNM information unavailable