Table 2

Results of the real-time quantitative PCR in BM and PB (B-1) of BC patients

BMaPB (B-1)No. (%)
++22/47 (47)
+14/47 (30)
+3/47 (6)
8/47 (17)
Concordance30/47 (64)
  • a BM, bone marrow; PB (B-1), peripheral blood before surgery; BC, breast cancer; + and − indicate values above or below the cutoff, respectively (see text).